Settle Down EP
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Kimbra is a 21-year-old New Zealand pop sensation. She released her 4 song EP Settle Down on October 18th via Warner Bros. Records. The EP includes her catchy hit “Settle Down,” “Limbo,” a remix of “Cameo Lover,” and “Plain Gold Ring” performed live at Sing Sing. The EP can be purchased here.
Kimbra already released her album Vows in New Zealand and Australia, where it was certified gold. She is currently working on a full length album for the U.S. release through Warner Bros. Records. The full length album is set for a Spring 2012 release.
The Settle Down EP is one the catchiest pop EP’s that has been released this year. “Settle Down’s” catchiness comes from the hand-clapping rhythm, tied in with the heavy bass line that will make any person catch the fever. The second track, “Limbo” is no less pop infused than “Settle Down.” It’s the crescendo that kicks off “Limbo” and leads into more hand-clapping rhythms with Kimbra’s smooth and fluid lyrics flawlessly intertwined.
Kimbra’s Official “Settle Down” Music Video:
With two gangbuster pop melodies at the forefront of the Settle Down EP, it’s a little hard to simmer down into the slower melodies of “Plain Gold Ring.” Granted just because this cover of Nina Simone’s “Plain Gold Ring” takes more of a slower tempo, and is very stripped down, doesn’t mean it isn’t an awesome track. The final track on the all-too-short EP is “Cameo Lover.” The song gets the full club remix courtesy of Sam Sparro & Golden Touch. I must say I am a little attached to the original mix versus the remix.
Overall, the EP is something refreshing and a must-have for those who are looking for some new music to get them on their feet and moving! It will definitely keep me intrigued until Kimbra’s 2012 full album release.
The track-listing for Settle Down is as follows:
“Plain Gold Ring” (Live at Sing Sing)
“Cameo Lover” (Sam Sparro & Golden Touch Remix)
Video for “Settle Down” (available from all participating digital retail outlets)