[ Atlantic / Warner Music / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 20 April 2018
Two-time Grammy Award-winning, critically-acclaimed New Zealand songstress Kimbra releases her anxiously awaited third full-length album, Primal Heart.
Stripping down Kimbra's music to bare emotion and heart, the album invites listeners to experience the inherent vulnerability in her voice, conveying raw feeling throughout each song.
For Primal Heart, Kimbra booked John Congleton as co-producer. The Texan all-rounder is best-known as St Vincent's long-term cohort, winning a Grammy for her 2014 foray.
Lead single 'Everybody Knows' elegantly stitches together metronomic xylophone, woozy synths, and an unpredictable bass thud as her voice takes center stage, blossoming from delicate verses into a definitive hook. Elsewhere on the record, a tribal stomp, finger-snaps, and video game-style flourishes warble under Kimbra's spellbinding delivery during 'The Good War'. The ebullient and energetic 'Black Sky' slips into a noir-ish croon for 'Past Love'. She also teams up with Skrillex on the world music-induced global spiral of 'Top of the World'. The album seamlessly tempers moments of bass-heavy empowerment and strength with intimate vulnerability, covering a gamut of emotions and moods.
1. The Good War
2. Everybody Knows
3. Like They Do On TV
4. Top Of The World
7. Black Sky
8. Light Years
9. Past Love
10. Right Direction
11. Version Of Me
12. Real Life