Ever keen on keeping the masses abreast of fresh and often underrated talent, That Grape Juice presents ‘The Spill’ – a renewed look at not-so-new, yet active, acts. Much like its ‘Freshly Squeezed’ sister segment, this assay aims to put the magnifying glass on talents who may not appeal to the buying public on a broad scale yet are still serving material that could easily spin side-by-side with some of today’s top hits.
Covering a kaleidoscope of genres, ‘The Spill’ is set to feature some names you probably know and love as well as some you’ll (soon) be glad to know.
Our inaugural entry comes as Kimbra Johnson, known simply as Kimbra. This New Zealand belle, whose funky fusion of jazz, pop, and ska, sees her provide surprisingly refreshing tastes of a multi-genre mashup – a musical casserole if you will.
The 21-year-old’s debut album ‘Vows’ made a splash on New Zealand and Australia charts in the fall of 2011 with its repackaged lead single ‘Settle Down’ (seen below). Accompanied by singles ‘Cameo Lover’ and ‘Good Intent’, the eclectic chanteuse saw her U.S. fanbase get a major boost after the latter’s inclusion on hit TV show Grey’s Anatomy.
Catch Kimbra on the up-and-up with ‘Settle Down’: