It seems like everyone in the music world is at Coachella this weekend and Australian-based songstress Kimbra wishes to be one of them. But alas, she is stuck recording a single with none other than Muse frontman Matt Bellamy for her new single. Sweet!
Faster Louder reports that the two teamed up because Kimbra’s album producer Rich Costey has also worked extensively with Muse. Bellamy is just the latest to collaborate with the “Somebody That I Used To Know” singer on her next album release. Other artists confirmed to appear on the album include John Legend and musicians from The Mars Volta, Queens of the Stone Age, Dirty Projectors, and more.
She tells Faster Louder that working with a ton of collaborators is simply for the love of music. "What united all of the people I’ve worked with on this record is the love of a great song, the love of a great melody, the love of a potent lyric, or a hypnotic drum beat. Just basic kind of things and that’s what makes pop music great," she said. "I’m super excited to get it out. I feel ready so it’s just a matter of tying together all those bits and pieces. When you’re chronic perfectionist you have to really work hard to slowly let go of your baby and let it be what it wants to be."
In May Kimbra hits the road with Janelle Monáe on The Golden Electric Tour in Australia and New Zealand.