On the Come-Up: 5 Fierce Female Singers to Watch



Australia’s Kimbra is not a book to be judged by its cover. On the outside she’s a sophisticated lady with a comely appearance, but when she opens her mouth, fire emerges. Kimbra’s sound can best be described as new-age jazzy, classy enough for the old heads yet cool enough for contemporary popsters. The 21-year-old has had much success with her debut “Vows.” Most recently, she was featured on indie artist Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know.”