Have you ever heard of: Kimbra

Kimbra Johnson, a New Zealand born artist has been in the business for roughly four years now, but have you ever heard of her?

The answer will vary, but if you follow the latest updates on hit-and-hip songs like that Gotye single “Somebody That I Used to Know”, you have certainly heard her voice. She featured in the single which was a commercial success, certified 9x Platinum in Australia. The single won her the Critics’ Choice Prize at the New Zealand Music Awards in 2011.

Her first single “Settle Down” was released as early as 2010, with Guy Franklin being the single’s video director. Her recent appearance was on April 14th 2012 in America’s arguably most loved Saturday night show SNL where she performed “Somebody That I Used to Know” with Gotye.

Her voice and musical style has been said to be similar with the likes of the recently-passed Amy Winehouse and Björk. If you enjoy hearing their music, Kimbra may well just be another addition to your iPod’s playlist. [FA]