Videos by American Songwriter
Thanks to Kimbra for taking part in our latest Twitterview, where fans get to tweet their questions to the artists they love. What have we learned today? That Kimbra has a favorite Pixar movie, and also, has some very inspired answers when it comes to her music.
AmerSongwriter: Were there any songs on Vows that came very quickly, writing wise? @cosmicaroline
Kimbramusic: “Something In The Way You Are” and “Posse” came together very quickly! They both evolved really naturally.
AmerSongwriter: Where do you like to write songs? Can you write on the road or in the studio? @clorangetn
Kimbramusic: I write beats & record melody ideas on the tour bus with my laptop. But I like workin in my bedroom studio most.
Amersongwriter: Is there anyone you rely on to give you feedback after you’ve written a song? @givenskatie
Kimbramusic: I often go to my band for feedback, I trust their opinions & they understand the vision I am going for.
AmerSongwriter: Kimbra, where does your inspiration for such beautiful music come from? @kimbralover
Kimbramusic: From reaching into the unknown &striving for a psychedelia that encourages unity, love & higher consciousness
AmerSongwriter: what inspires your song writing, lyrically? @Danny8D
Kimbramusic: The need for catharsis.. contradictions in human nature.. paradox.. cosmic yearning.. ideals.. youth & fantasy.
AmerSongwriter: Do you get creative control over your music videos? @KHamauei
Kimbramusic: Absolutely. They are very collaborative & stem from a strong visual direction that is in place from the start.
AmerSongwriter: Your music videos are very theatrical, do you have any desire to pursue a career in acting? @antphelps
Not yet, but I am interested in writing more music for films as I loved working on the CD for #Frankenweenie!
AmerSongwriter: How do you write your lyrics? Does the instrumental come first, or do the lyrics inspire the song? @scargoe
Kimbramusic: Music generally comes first. A groove or melody will trigger images or an emotion, then I’ll go from there.
AmerSongwriter: Are there any plans to record a few tracks in French on your second album? @antphelps
Kimbramusic: I still want to translate 1 or 2 off Vows! But I think I may do one from scratch. Always up for a challenge!
AmerSongwriter: Have you started working on your next album yet? If so, what kinds of songs do you have in mind? @mightynickel
Kimbramusic: I have lots of sketches for the next record but I plan on getting stuck in early next year. It’s a surprise!
AmerSongwriter: Do you pick your shows outfits yourself? @FosterTPCloud
KimbraMusic: Always! The dresses are either second hand that I buy from vintage stores or made by Australian designers
AmerSongwriter: Which of your songs is your favorite to perform? @iputmyrecordson
KimbraMusic: It changes, but right now I enjoy playing ‘Come Into My Head’ live. We like to go all out on that one!
AmerSongwriter: Do you think about making a south america tour sometime? @santii77
KimbraMusic: I would LOVE to come to South America & I always hear from fans in Mexico & Brazil! I hope it will be soon.
AmerSongwriter: when did you start singing, or decide you wanted to be a singer? @_chloechristine
KimbraMusic: I always loved singing but started taking songwriting more seriously when I picked up guitar at 14.
AmerSongwriter: Is the hair and make up you use in your videos go with YOU?, or they’re part of your character in video? @SrtaCrisMa
KimbraMusic: Bit of both. I see the visuals as an extension of the music, a part of me that is heightened in that context.
AmersSongwriter: what is your favorite Pixar movie? @baby_pendragon