Kimbra fans have today been met with a volley of updates on the singer’s upcoming album, which we now know will be called The Golden Echo. Never one to disappoint, Kimbra has also unveiled the official album art and, although there’s no sign of a track list, we’ve got just about everything we need to know at this point in the album cycle.
The sophomore record from the GRAMMY-award winner has been given a tentative release date of August but to keep fans busy during the interim Kimbra has officially released her latest single 90s Music, featuring Muse main man Matt Bellamy, today.
“90s Music embraces so many things I like to explore musically,” Kimbra says. “I am always attracted to the meeting place of light and dark, sweet and sour — the juxtaposition of angular sounds and head-crushing distorted elements sitting alongside a breathy bubblegum vocal. Instead of making the track a throwback musically, I wanted it to feel like a nod to the past from a futurist perspective.”
While in the studio, producer Rich Costey sent a copy of the song to Bellamy to see what he thought. “The next morning Matt had sent back an obnoxious detuned guitar part for the pre-chorus,” Kimbra says. “We loved it and dropped it straight into the mix”. Mark Foster of Foster The People also features on the song’s chorus.
Kimbra is currently touring around the country with Janelle Monáe. Even though the first show from this tour saw Monáe sidelined due to illness, and the second postponed, Kimbra still put on a valiant solo set in Melbourne on Saturday. From the photos below, it was a sight to behold.
Speaking of which, you can also check out the album art below.
Listen: Kimbra – 90’s Music