Starting off slow and calming but quickly building into a fleshed out arrangement that is spaced out rhythmically that will conjure a sense of searching for wonderment. Kimberly Townsend’s voice is soothing over an arpeggiated synthesizer as the chorus strikes which invokes a sense of where Kimberly Townsend is coming form. Where this song found its inspiration was through a period of artistic stagnation where the spark seemed to go out but it is back and Kimberly Townsend is currently finishing up a record set for release on January 18th, 2019 on all streaming platforms. Check out “The History and the Heart of it” and find out more about this NYC based songwriter below!
NYC based singer/songwriter Kimberly Townsend’s lyric-driven, emotive songs captivate, challenge, inspire, and console. Townsend’s sound is a blend of folk, indie pop, and soul, often compared to Brandi Carlile, Sara Bareilles, and Ingrid Michaelson. Through a uniquely powerful songwriting lens and strong, expansive vocals, she offers an earthy, visceral, intimate spin on telling a story through song.
Townsend’s songs explore vulnerability, pain, and how this life feels. She writes to heal and ground herself, and she shares them to make you feel things. Her most recent work explores the weight of getting lost and feeling stuck, and the empowering release that comes from finding one’s way again.
Townsend’s debut album, The History and the Heart of It, will release first as singles, each with their own music video, exclusively on Spotify and YouTube. It will re-release in its full album form on January 18, 2019 on all platforms.