Witness Kimbra's Strange, Disco-Kissed 'Miracle' of a Track

New Zealander's sophomore album features Thundercat, QOTSA's Michael Shuman, others

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Kimbra's outfit is miraculously made of 99 percent sequins Photo by Getty Images
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Olivia Forman

Kimbra is aiming to be much more than — wait for it — somebody that you used to know. The Grammy-winning pop weirdo has shared another taste from her upcoming album, The Golden Echo, due out August 19 on Warner Bros. Heard below, "Miracle" nods to the lighthearted sound of the disco days of yore, but is driven by a flawlessly fluctuating (possibly Thundercat-divined) bass-line. The vocals don't disappoint either.

The album, produced by the New Zealander herself along with Rich Costey (Muse, Interpol), features contributions from a diverse range of talent, including drummer John "JR" Robinson (Michael Jackson, Daft Punk), aforementioned Flying Lotus affiliate Thundercat, Daniel Johns of Silverchair, R&B singer Bilal, Queens of the Stone Age bassist Michael Shuman, and famed string arranger Van Dyke Parks, among possible others.

The songstress will kick off a tour on October 20 with support from Empress Of (who have a really cool website). Check out Kimbra's wild video for "90s Music" on your way out.

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Kimbra tour dates:

October 20 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent*
October 23 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy*
October 24 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory*
October 25/26 - Las Vegas, NV @ Life Is Beautiful Festival
October 27 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue*
October 28 - Denver, CO @ Sherman Street Event Center*
October 30 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café
November 1 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
November 6 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*
November 7 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live -Downstairs*
November 8 - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall*
November 9 - Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall*
 
* w/ Empress Of

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