New Zealand pop artist Kimbra has shared her first new song since the release of her sophomore album The Golden Echo in 2013. It’s a one-off called “Sweet Relief” that was co-written by Redinho, and it comes in advance of Kimbra going into the studio next month to record her third album with producer John Congleton. Here’s what Kimbra had to say about the squelching, funky new song in a press release:
‘Sweet Relief’ came from a season of experimentation where I took time to work with some upcoming artists and producers that I love. 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 endeavor.
Listen and watch a gooey visual for the track below.