March 27, 1990 in Hamilton
Hamilton, New Zealand
Kimbra (Kimbra Lee Johnson Zottola), born and bred in Hamilton, New Zealand has been writing a fusion of jazz and soul for over 5 years, known for her erratic but graceful voice inspired by the likes of BjÃ¶rk and Jeff Buckley. Early public performances by Kimbra included singing at the Waikato Times Gold Cup race meeting in 2000 as a 10-year-old, and singing the national anthem at age 12 before 27,000 people at the Auckland vs Waikato NPC rugby final.
Thoughts on Songs with Kimbra
Two voices in this song, two aspects of the same situation. A relationship falling apart, she's ready to move forward, he's still there, wondering whether there is still something keeping them together or it's all gone up in smoke. My guess is that wandering limbs (and eager hands) probably refers to the third person in this, her lover probably.
What this song is about is not a secret, meaning is obvious and simple. Kimbra describes the way till the first move to be with somebody, the anticipation and the expectations in a few words. Simplicity is beautiful and beauty is in the simple things they say. True!