Gracie Taylor is an entertainment writer for the New Zealand Herald.

Kimbra's new track has epic Prince and Janet Jackson feel

Kimbra performs on stage at Splendour In The Grass on July 27, 2012 in Byron Bay, Australia. Photo / Getty
Kimbra performs on stage at Splendour In The Grass on July 27, 2012 in Byron Bay, Australia. Photo / Getty

Let's take a moment to check out how cool Kimbra's new song is.

Am I right? Yep, she's another musical gem in our crown of talented Kiwi musicians.

The Grammy-award winning pop singer is still killing it on the international stage.

Her brand new song is no exception. It's called Sweet Relief and the track was written by Kimbra and London producer Redinho.

"Sweet Relief came from a season of experimentation where I took time to work with some upcoming artists and producers that I love," says Kimbra, who is now based in New York City.

Kimbra performs  during the 2015 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival  in California. Photo / Getty
Kimbra performs during the 2015 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in California. Photo / Getty

"I'm a big fan of Redinho's work. We made this track together in London. It highlights our shared love of warped funk and groove royals such as Prince and Janet Jackson."

"For me, the song explores the push and pull of human desire for intimacy, the tension and power of touch, and a liberation of the senses. I'm about to start recording my third album, which is already going in new directions for me, but I really wanted to share this song before I embark on that new endeavour."

It's her first song since she released her album The Golden Echo in 2014, and it's been five years since she burst on the scene with Somebody That I Used To Know, with Gotye.

Next month she will be back in the studio to record her third album with John Congleton who is the Grammy Award-winning producer behind the sounds of Goldfrapp, Antony and the Johnsons and St Vincent.

Kimbra performs on stage at Splendour In The Grass on July 27, 2012 in Byron Bay, Australia. Photo / Getty
Kimbra performs on stage at Splendour In The Grass on July 27, 2012 in Byron Bay, Australia. Photo / Getty

- NZ Herald

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