ARTIST JOURNAL – Kimbra | As You Are

ARTIST JOURNAL – Kimbra | As You Are


When you create a place with someone that’s
sacred and that you think is just shared between you two, if that is then taken away from you
or opened up in a way that you didn’t expect, you start to put up walls for fear that
it will happen again. This song is about that place of illusion that we fall into where
in love we’re blinded and we think that we’re the only ones and that it’s just this little
safe bubble that you create with someone. There’s this conversation that takes place
between two people and one is asking someone to come exactly as they are – to allow them
to be intimate and allow them to be open – and so often we fall for that – and when we find
out that it wasn’t as pure as we thought it can be really difficult to let yourself be
vulnerable again. Vulnerability is so important to me, I think that it’s crucial to the human
experience that we open ourselves up and that we be real people and that we be raw with
people and we let them see ourselves as we are. But it’s also one of the hardest things
to do. It’s so much better to walk through life having given that and having opened that
space up to someone.

100 thoughts on “ARTIST JOURNAL – Kimbra | As You Are

  1. I never met an artist explain her emotions through music as well as her. She is one of my inspirations and love her voice. Although it makes me depressed and emotional listening to this song. I guess it's because of the amount of emotion and feeling put into the song.

  2. Kimbra plays in her own league.
    I can't describe how stunning this is. I loved the studio version, but this one hurts even more and showcases her vocals so well.
    This is by far my favourite live performance of anything i've seen yet in my life

  3. This is going on my list of beautiful songs that make me want to cry. This is a modern wonder, and Kimbra doesn't get the publicity she deserves.

  4. it's not one of those the catchiest song which I've always been into but the melody itself, the lyric and Kimbra's voice make me feel haunted. It sure reminds me of what I've been through … OMG I can't get it outta my head.

  5. Wow this has always been one of my favorite songs, but this video really changed how I think about the song. So beautiful.

  6. Heres the opening trancript

    when you create a place with someone that you think is sacred and is just shared between you two .and if that is then taken away from you or opened up in a way you didn't expect ,you start to put up walls for the fear of it happening again . that place of illusion that we fall into where in love were blinded and we think that we're the only ones and that it's just a little safe bubble that you create with someone, there is this conversation that takes place between the two people and one is asking someone to come exactly as they are and to allow them to be intimate and allow them to be open ,and so often we fall for that and we find out that it wasn't pure as we thought it can be really difficult to feel vulnerable again .vulnerability is so important to me i think it's crucial to the human experience that we open up ourselves up and that we be real people and be raw with people and we let them see ourselves for exactly who we are but it's also one of the hardest things to do. its so much better to walk through life having given that and opening that space up to someone -kimbra

  7. It's a shame she has terrible phrasing, a specially when she uses her head voice….
    Those aaaahs really need work….
    Love her song writing though.

  8. Watching this again for the nth time, and just noticed the pair of small almost-smiles at 6:46–6:48. It's like she was – just for a moment – lost in the memory of whatever inspired the song … or the song inspires in her.

  9. this song never fails to give me fucking goosebumps upon goosebumps. Everybody Knows is such a fucking great lead single, I'm so excited for this new era. this brilliant woman never disappoints

  10. KIMBRA…..IM BEEN A FAN FOR ABOUT A 2 YEARS NOW…OFF AND ON…I THINK YOU KNOW THAT… DONT YOU..💍💎👑🕶️💜🤞

  11. I hate it when people say "modern music sucks". Kimbra is such a great example that pop music can be interesting, risky and complex. She is one of a kind, ahead of her time.

  12. Oh Kimbra 😢😢😢💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

  13. Pode passar o tempo que for, As You Are continuará como uma das melhores canções da Kimbra (se não A MELHOR). Isto é cantar com a alma, isto é arte ❤❤

  14. There's something that I can't get away from in this song. I find myself completely captivated in every word. Emotions everywhere. Thank you Kimbra!

  15. I've lost count how many times I've watched this video and have felt my heart and soul swell so much that I cry. Every time it's a different meaning. ❤️

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