Best known for her collaboration with Gotye on 2011’s “Somebody That I Used To Know,” New Zealand singer Kimbra is ready to make her own mark with Primal Hearts. The eclectic sound and lyrics of empowerment and vulnerability are a joy to listen to. The most infectious is “Top of the World,” which details female empowerment with heavy beats and snarling, powerful vocals. Meanwhile, on “Human” she tones it down and demonstrates the hardships in life with brooding R&B style. Overall, Kimbra takes ambitious risks with this album and it succeeds.
Score: 8 out of 10
Warner Bros. Records