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Kimbra feels life reverberate in 'The Golden Echo'
Kimbra feels life reverberate in 'The Golden Echo'

On Feb. 10, 2013, Kimbra walked onto the Staples Center stage and accepted a Grammy Award from Prince, who added his own seal of approval before reading the Recording Academy's pick for record of the year. "Oh, I love this song," he said of "Somebody That I Used to Know," the quirky pop hit by Gotye that featured Kimbra's vocals and topped the Billboard Hot 100, eventually selling 7.7 million copies and racking up more than half a billion plays on YouTube. Such a public endorsement by a music legend is the kind of moment a young artist might regard as a pivot point, an episode that set a course for triumphs to come. But a different day looms larger in...