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Kimbra’s new LP to feature Matt Bellamy

By | Published on Tuesday 15 April 2014

Matt Bellamy

BREAKING MUSE-RELATED NEWS ALERT. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. The band’s lead singer and ‘axe technician’ Matt Bellamy has played guitar a bit on the forthcoming second LP from Australia-based pop lady Kimbra. Also known as the girl singing on Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’.

Matt’s playing will, Kimbra’s press rep confirms, feature on the lead single to Kimbra’s still-TBA new longplayer, which will follow 2011’s ‘Vows’.

According to Faster Louder, the Muse frontman is just one of many artists to have worked on the album, and joins Van Dyke Parks, John Legend, Bilal, Foster The People’s Mark (Foster) and Thundercat on its guest list. The Mars Volta, QOTSA, Dirty Projectors, Dillinger Escape Plan and Unknown Mortal Orchestra are also amongst its rumoured collaborators.

Talking to FL about the LP, and what it’s like to incorporate so many disparate artists into making it, Kimbra says: “What united all of the people I’ve worked with on this record is the love of a great song, the love of a great melody, the love of a potent lyric, or a hypnotic drum beat. Just basic kind of things and that’s what makes pop music great”.