The New Zealand born and currently Los Angeles, CA-based singer/songwriter Kimbra made international waves with the 2011 release of her debut album, Vows, which landed at number 14 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and was certified platinum in Australia and her native New Zealand, thanks in part to her Grammy-winningduet with Goyte. “Someone I Used to Know." 

Her sophomore effort, The Golden Echo is slated for an August 19 release, and the album which was written in her bedroom studio on a farm in the artsy Los Angeles neighborhood of Silver Lake features collaborations with the phenomenal bassist, Stephen "Thundercat” Bruner; Silverchair’s Daniel Johns; drummer John “JR” Robinson, known for his work with Michael Jackson and Daft Punk; and others. 

“Miracle,” the celebratory and incredibly funky first single off the album, manages to remind me quite a bit of old school Prince but with an incredibly modern sensibility – the production is incredibly slick without taking away form the song’s sensual and soulful nature.