This is excerpted from Kimbra’s Vocal Creativity, Arranging, & Production course. To access this course and hundreds more videos and tutorials on production, songwriting, composing, arranging, beat making, and mixing, subscribe to Soundfly.
After getting her start in New Zealand at a young age, Kimbra catapulted to the top of the global music scene and the top of the charts as a featured vocalist on Gotye’s pop hit “Somebody That I Used to Know.” The track took off, giving Kimbra two Grammy’s and countless other awards.
In 2012, she released her debut album Vows in the US — an album that reached the top 5 and garnered her numerous awards in New Zealand and Australia, while also reaching number 14 in the US on the Billboard 200.
Since then, she’s released two more full-length albums, The Golden Echo and Primal Heart, while collaborating with or appearing alongside tons of other amazing artists, including Bilal, Skrillex, Thundercat, Janelle Monáe, Jacob Collier, John Legend, and many more.
Kimbra is famous for the power, range, and personality of her voice, as well as her interesting vocal arrangements and production, often crafting full tracks and interesting sounds using only her voice.
Check out this playlist of some of our favorite Kimbra songs that she’ll be cracking open and talking about in this course:
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