July 13, 2012 04:39:17 GMT
The female voice in 'Somebody That I Used to Know' stands on her own in her first U.S. single, 'Two Way Street', and has released a music video to support it.
Kimbra has finally released her very own single, "Two Way Street," in the United States, and unleashed a dreamy music video in support of the single. It shows the singer in a dainty outfit with a puffy and colorful skirt.
Kimbra is being pursued by a man in a suit through movie theaters and forests as she sings, "And there's no conspiracy/ Behind the way two hearts meet/ When love is a two way street/ And I think I'm ready." She has fire-engine red lips and a striking eye make-up in this video directed by Matthew Rolston who has previously worked with TLC and Garbage.
The light and breezy track comes from the Kiwi singer's debut album "Vows", which came out in the U.S. on May 22 and debuted at No. 14 on the Billboard 200. She describes "Vows" as "an eclectic mix of songs and explores the themes surrounding the making of promises and the breaking of them," and lists Prince and D'Angelo as some of her influences for the record.
Kimbra signed a management contract with a company in Melbourne when she was 17 and began working on her album then. The 22-year-old singer started receiving attention on a global scale after she was featured on Gotye's smash single, "Somebody That I Used to Know", making her the first New Zealander to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 since 1977.
Kimbra's "Two Way Street" Music Video