The Kimbra Twitterview


Thanks to Kimbra for taking part in our latest Twitterview, where fans get to tweet their questions to the artists they love. What have we learned today? That Kimbra has a favorite Pixar movie, and also, has some very inspired answers when it comes to her music.

For more on Kimbra, read our Writer of the Week Q&A. Read more Twitterviews here.

AmerSongwriter: Were there any songs on Vows that came very quickly, writing wise? @cosmicaroline

“Something In The Way You Are” and “Posse” came together very quickly! They both evolved really naturally.

AmerSongwriter: Where do you like to write songs? Can you write on the road or in the studio? @clorangetn

Kimbramusic: I write beats & record melody ideas on the tour bus with my laptop. But I like workin in my bedroom studio most.

Amersongwriter: Is there anyone you rely on to give you feedback after you’ve written a song? @givenskatie

Kimbramusic: I often go to my band for feedback, I trust their opinions & they understand the vision I am going for.

AmerSongwriter: Kimbra, where does your inspiration for such beautiful music come from? @kimbralover

Kimbramusic: From reaching into the unknown &striving for a psychedelia that encourages unity, love & higher consciousness

AmerSongwriter: what inspires your song writing, lyrically? @Danny8D

Kimbramusic: The need for catharsis.. contradictions in human nature.. paradox.. cosmic yearning.. ideals.. youth & fantasy.

AmerSongwriter: Do you get creative control over your music videos? @KHamauei

Kimbramusic: Absolutely. They are very collaborative & stem from a strong visual direction that is in place from the start.

AmerSongwriter: Your music videos are very theatrical, do you have any desire to pursue a career in acting? @antphelps

Not yet, but I am interested in writing more music for films as I loved working on the CD for #Frankenweenie!

AmerSongwriter: How do you write your lyrics? Does the instrumental come first, or do the lyrics inspire the song? @scargoe

Kimbramusic: Music generally comes first. A groove or melody will trigger images or an emotion, then I’ll go from there.

AmerSongwriter:  Are there any plans to record a few tracks in French on your second album? @antphelps

Kimbramusic: I still want to translate 1 or 2 off Vows! But I think I may do one from scratch. Always up for a challenge!

AmerSongwriter: Have you started working on your next album yet? If so, what kinds of songs do you have in mind? @mightynickel

Kimbramusic: I have lots of sketches for the next record but I plan on getting stuck in early next year. It’s a surprise!

AmerSongwriter: Do you pick your shows outfits yourself? @FosterTPCloud

KimbraMusic: Always! The dresses are either second hand that I buy from vintage stores or made by Australian designers

AmerSongwriter: Which of your songs is your favorite to perform? @iputmyrecordson

KimbraMusic: It changes, but right now I enjoy playing ‘Come Into My Head’ live. We like to go all out on that one!

AmerSongwriter: Do you think about making a south america tour sometime? @santii77

KimbraMusic: I would LOVE to come to South America & I always hear from fans in Mexico & Brazil! I hope it will be soon.

AmerSongwriter: when did you start singing, or decide you wanted to be a singer? @_chloechristine

KimbraMusic: I always loved singing but started taking songwriting more seriously when I picked up guitar at 14.

AmerSongwriter: Is the hair and make up you use in your videos go with YOU?, or they’re part of your character in video? @SrtaCrisMa

KimbraMusic: Bit of both. I see the visuals as an extension of the music, a part of me that is heightened in that context.

AmersSongwriter: what is your favorite Pixar movie? @baby_pendragon

KimbraMusic: ‘Wall-E’