Kimbra Johnson — Crush of the Day
The AMA Awards last night reminded us of how sick we are of this song, but we are definitely not sick of Kimbra.
At 22-years-old, this New Zealand native has already been featured on the multi-platinum Gotye single ‘Somebody That I Used to Know,’ and appears in the video dressed only in paint. We’ve been fans since her debut album ‘Vows’ was released in America at number 14 on the Billboard charts.
During her short career, she’s been compared to both legendary and current female musicians, including Nina Simone, Florence & The Machine and Bjork. In 2011 she won the Critics’ Choice Prize at the 2011 New Zealand Music Awards, ‘Best Female Artist’ and ‘Best Song’ (for ‘Cameo Lover’) at the ARIA Music Awards, and Rolling Stone named her the ‘One to Watch’ in 2012. Oh, we’re watching alright; she’s beautiful, talented, and doesn’t seem to care what anyone thinks of her. We like that.