Kimbra, ‘Vows’ (Warner Bros.)
Release Date: May 22, 2012
Label: Warner Bros.
Kiwi songbird emits offbeat R&B charms sharper than duet dude Gotye; debut LP actually invigorated by Yankee meddling.
“I like the view from on top,” Kelela taunts on the ghostly trap-noir track “Gomenasai” off of the new Hallucinogen EP, her voice floating higher until it disappears like a loosed balloon into a cloud of synths. It must feel nice up there: The Los Angeles singer has been gunning for the peak so hard that she wrote her 2013… More »