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Settle Down EP

October 18, 2011 | Format: MP3

$3.99
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Video: Settle Down
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 17, 2011
  • Release Date: October 18, 2011
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Copyright: 2011 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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  • Total Length: 20:50
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  • ASIN: B005WLIOR8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,775 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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I tripped across Kimbra in her duet with Gotye, "Somebody that I used to know." Since I was on youtube, I was watching videos, and saw "Settle Down" as one of the recommended videos. In a word, amazing! Check out her official videos on YouTube.

The register of Kimbra's voice is beautiful, and three of songs in this album rely heavily on her voice not only as the lead melody, but also as a sort of instrument, reminiscent of my favorite works from Bjork and Regina Spektor.

The only song I could take or leave is the last of the four on this album, "Cameo Lover." I think Kimbra really shines when her voice is the focus of the song, and I felt "Cameo Lover" didn't showcase her talent as strongly as the other songs.

Nevertheless, great music and I'm looking forward to hearing more of her in the states!

If you enjoyed her work on "Somebody that I used to know" (in heavy rotation when I'm writing this, December 2011), or like Bjork or Regina Spektor, I strongly recommend checking out both Kimbra and this EP.
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Her music is so fresh. The first good female vocalist I've heard in a long time. She's got amazing soul in her voice and the instrumentals are excellent. The album, from which these song come from, Vows, is great. The songs range in style and border on jazz, bossa nova and light soul pop. I've been listening to "Settle Down" non-stop since I've heard it.
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Like almost everyone else, I heard of Kimbra thanks to her impressive duet with Gotya, `Somebody That I Used to Know'. I was entranced by her vocals and wanted to hear more, so I looked up the video for `Settle Down' on Youtube and was sold. First off, the video is amazing, but the song is just as stunning. To those that compare her to Katy Perry (which vocally isn't in itself an insult since Perry does have an impressive voice), I can say that I only see it minimally, and it would be in tone alone. Kimbra's style is far more obscure and interesting, whereas Perry has perfected mundane pop and shows no interest in exploring new heights. `Settle Down' alone is something you'll never hear Katy Perry sing. This is pop, gutted and then infused with spunk and personality not often embraced by mainstream artists. The way that Kimbra plays with melody is beautiful, constantly fluctuating form aggressive to minimalist and falling into fluid movements that create an influx of sound.

`Limbo' continues the playful variation of industrial pop, with catchy vocal delivery that remains infectious from start to finish.

The EP also includes a live track and a remix. The live track is `Plain Gold Ring', which is a much more mellow and elusive track. The song has similar body (the vocal harmonics that Kimbra plays with never grow tired, and she uses them effortlessly here) but it feels more restrained, in a good way, than the EP's opening numbers. The EP closes out with the Sam Sparro & Golden Touch remix of `Cameo Lover', a song apparently on Kimbra's overseas album. The remix has a standard club house vibe, but it feels appropriate with view to Kimbra's stylings. The use of keyboards gives an electronica aura, and the melodic inconsistencies add an edge to the track.
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Kimbra first piqued my intrest yes on gotye's sombody i used to know and I just thought that she has a quite unique sounding voice. this thought is carried over this album its such an original sound its great kind of a in between sound of bonobo and gotye great for me
Bonobo Black Sands
GotyeMaking Mirrors [+digital booklet]
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...why isn't the video HD? The video's also great, a very interesting introduction to an intriguing new presence, but the impact of the video is lessened by using less than the best quality available. I downloaded an HD-quality version of the video from YouTube in Feb 2011, so certainly it was available. Unfortunate.

As a piece of work, 'great song and video, though. I hope Kimbra doesn't get watered down by the attempt to make her famous. She's got something original, but she's young; I hope she can maintain her creative integrity despite being molded to sell to an audience.
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Like many people, I found her through Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know." One click on her Youtube video, and I was completely absorbed by her voice. I'm just surprised that I never heard her before her feature with Gotye. She's a rising star who we should watch for next few years in the music industry, and I'm pretty sure she will grow big soon.
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