Kimbra | Version of Me

 

Version of Me by Kimbra comes off of her third full-length album released April 2018, titled Primal Heart. The album discusses the instinctual nature of humans and Kimbra's personal experiences over the last years. The strings on Version of Me consist of long notes that flutter at the end of each of Kimbra's vocal phrases, exuding a lasting longing for something that feels unobtainable. The dissonance and tails of reverb especially bring out the discomfort. Arranged by Owen Pallett, this string arrangement is characterized by string lines that are always kept short, never fully finishing a phrase, adding to the eeriness of the song. It is wonderful to listen to.