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Music: Kimbra
Kimbra (born Kimbra Johnson on March 27th, 1990) is a singer from New Zealand, although she has moved to Australia. Her main genre is soul. Although she only has one album out, she broke out when she was featured in Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know".

In 2012, Kimbra released her first album, Vows, in the United States. A different cut with songs produced in America were included with the original, but remastered, music.

  • Vows (2010)
  • Settle Down EP (2011)
  • The Golden Echo (2014)

Tropes in her songs include:

  • Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder: The song "Old Flame" seems to be about a lover from back in the day who doesn't share the feelings she still has for him.
  • Acting for Two - For three, actually, in the "Good Intent" video.
  • Action Girl: Really.
  • Album Title Drop: In "Settle Down":
    Let make our vows...
  • Anti-Climax: "The Build Up", a very quiet and surreal song at the end of Vows, could be seen as the musical equivalent of this. Also qualifies as a Non-Indicative Name, though this is explained in the lyrics: "I wanted love without the build up."
  • Anti-Love Song: "Settle Down".
  • Body Paint: Used on the cover of Vows.
    • Also in the video of "Somebody That I Used to Know".
  • The Chanteuse: Her role in the music video of "Good Intent".
  • Cut Song: The re-release of Vows cuts four songs from the track listing (plus the Hidden Track), and adds a whopping six new ones.
  • Fading into the Next Song: "Two Way Street" into "Old Flame".
  • Genre Roulette: Over the course of a single album, she puts her own twist on modern dance and indie pop as well as incorporating vintage jazz and soul sounds, and even covering Nina Simone.
  • Hidden Track: "Somebody Please" in Vows. Some copies of the international edition feature "Wandering Limbs" as a hidden track instead, which was cut from the main track listing.
  • Hipster: "Posse" is about her resistance to becoming one.
  • Hopeless Suitor: "Plain Gold Ring". She wants a guy, but he's already engaged/married.
  • Housewife: Kimbra's "ambition" in "Settle Down".
  • "I Want" Song: "Settle Down".
  • Little Black Dress: Kimbra's costume in the music video of "Settle Down".
  • Noir Episode: The music video for "Good Intent" has shades of this trope, though it's in color.
  • Obsession Song: "Settle Down", due to Word of God stating that the song was written as a joke, thus the song leaning toward more of the "aggressive" type.
  • Rainbow Motif: The blindfolded men in the "Cameo Lover" video.
  • Self-Backing Vocalist: Used extensively in a lot of her songs, to the point of being a part of her Signature Style. For example, the hook of "Settle Down".
  • Singing Voice Dissonance: Her speaking voice is relatively low compared to singing voice in most of her music. A few songs, particularly some earlier ones, are closer to her speaking range.

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