March 18, 2012


Kimbra On Her Left Field Hit With Gotye

Fuse spoke with New Zealand singer/songwriter Kimbra, a soulful singer who's been getting a lot of attention ever since she appeared on Gotye's left field international hit "Somebody That I Used To Know," at SXSW 2012. Still acclimating to success, Kimbra talked to us about her debut album and why she was so surprised when her duet with Gotye hit it big.

"I've gone all around the world with him because of that song: I don't think either of us really predicted the success of that track. I think it's really humbled both of us and shown that anything can be a pop song," said Kimbra. "It took us all by surprise because of how emotional and reflective it was."

For the U.S. release of her debut album Vows she recorded a few additional tracks, although she doesn't seem certain exactly how many.

"I have added a few songs, actually maybe 4 or 5, to the track list of the American version of the album," Kimbra said. "The reason for this is that you guys have so many incredible producers over here and I wanted to work with some of them. I got a chance to work with Greg Kursten, who worked with Foster the People and the Flaming Lips, also Mike Elizondo, who worked with Dr. Dre, so it's pretty eclectic… its gonna make for a slightly different album."

She also teased her upcoming duets with John Legend and Mark Foster of Foster the People. For the full skinny, check out the video above.