KIMBRA ‘Sweet Relief’
Grammy-Award winning pop singer Kimbra releases a brand-new song, entitled ‘Sweet Relief’. This is Kimbra’s first new song since the New Zealand-born singer and songwriter released her second album, The Golden Echo, in 2014, though she released the single ‘Goldmine’ from the album in 2015.
She has featured on songs by Mew, Bilal, Electric Wire Hustle, Great Danes, SLOWOLF, Big Black Delta, and What So Not in the past two years. She also performed a tribute to David Bowie with David Byrne and The Roots at the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and at the Prince tribute concerts at First Avenue in Minneapolis in September.
Here’s what Kimbra had to say about the squelching, funky new song:
“Sweet Relief came from a season of experimentation where I took time to work with some upcoming artists and producers that I love. I’m a big fan of Redinho’s work. We made this track together in London. It highlights our shared love of warped funk and groove royals like Prince and Janet Jackson. For me, the song explores the push and pull of human desire for intimacy, the tension and power of touch, and a liberation of the senses. I’m about to start recording my third album, which is already going in new directions for me, but I really wanted to share this song before I embark on that new endeavor.”
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