While we were all busy over the weekend watching grown men kick and throw oval shaped balls around (as well as Richie Sambora doing his best Bon Jovi karaoke), New Zealand pop star Kimbra went and dropped a funky new track, ‘Sweet Relief’.
The track was co-written by Redinho and features perhaps the most psychedelic video we have seen this side of King Gizzard’s ‘Robot Stop‘, serving as a tease for fans ahead of Kimbra heading back into the studio this month to record her third album with producer John Congleton.
“‘Sweet Relief’ came from a season of experimentation where I took time to work with some upcoming artists and producers that I love,” she says of the track. “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 like 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.”
You can check out the new track below and keep an eye on Kimbra’s Instragram page for more updates as she heads into the studio.