As someone is genuinely disillusioned with pop (trying to change that), when I discovered the quirky and unique Kimbra
late last year with "Call Me" I instantly smiled. This girl has so much talent and potential. This debut album Vows
has an array of brilliantly jazzy and fun arranged songs with fantastic vocal arrangements, melodies and hooks that sucks you in immediately. Her vocals might be a turn off for some but to me I compare her to the likes of Bjork in terms of the unique vibe she gives off. Let me make it clear I'm in no way comparing Bjork and Kimbra in sound, they are very much different as whilst Bjork has a powerful and emotional voice which boarders on abrasive at times Kimbra's vocals give off a playful, fun and quirky vibe which is definitely soulful in it's own way.
Combining jazz and soul with touches of other genres such as funk (Come into my head especially) packaged and structured into mostly 3-5 minute pop tunes, Kimbra has created herself a sound that makes her stand out amongst the legions of pop artists. Album is by no means perfect and certainly has flaws, but this girl has the potential to create something incredible in the future.