Unless you have been living in a cave for the past 6 months you have probably seen Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know.”  Have you wondered who that girl was with the haunting melodic voice?  

Kimbra is also an import from the Australian market. (by way of New Zealand.) Her debut album in the states, Vows, is a solid offering.  The album has a smooth jazz-pop sound that is catchy and easy to relax to.

Best song on the album is “Settle Down” which is being offered as a free download on Amazon.  Of course I am a sucker for any song with hand clapping.  The track starts off slow with only verbal beats and slowly grows to a great bass with perfectly synced harmonies and then softly fades away.
“Cameo Lover” is is like a party for your iPod!  It has a full sound and is certainly the funnest dance track on the album.  Plus the video has a reappearance of the little girls from “Settle Down.”

The last single I will highlight is “Good Intent.”  It has this sort of slinky calypso sound that evokes the emotion of the message of the song so well the lyrics aren’t even needed to convey the theme that damage awaits those who give into temptation.  The video has an excellent group dance number at the end.

Kimbra’s voice is clean and sweet and it even survives the rigors of a live performance.  The slower songs on the album are not the greatest, but the solid songs really round it out and made it a great purchase.

The album is about as clean as they come.  There is not any foul language or even any real adult content.  Your Stake President wouldn’t even cringe if you played it at a Church Dance.  More than you can say for Katy Perry.