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Indie Band Guru: “Fruit Basket” is a star among Kimberlin’s growing discography

The beat is alive with an intensity that is intimidating but not deterring. The spotlight quickly turns to Kelsie Kimberlin, who steps up to the microphone with a tremendous amount of confidence as she starts to sing the first lines of her new song “Fruit Basket.” Each word slips away from her lips and hits us with a glowing warmth that I could get used to quite easily. The enormity of Kimberlin’s presence is undeniable in this single and its companion music video, which is arriving on record store shelves at a time when it feels like pop is about to get a lot more boisterous than it has in the better part of the last generation (which is no small statement to make). Indeed, “Fruit Basket” is a star among Kimberlin’s growing discography, and for my money, it’s one of the sweetest new independently-cut pop songs that fans can get their hands on this month.

“Fruit Basket” is different from other singles that Kimberlin’s rivals have released before in that it demands a lot out of her broad vocal palate. The harmonies in this track are no joke, and you don’t have to be a music critic or even an audiophile to recognize that. Even in its most menacingly difficult moments, “Fruit Basket” is incapable of giving Kimberlin anything she can’t handle from a singer’s perspective (intentionally, I imagine), and she demonstrates just how slick her vocal style is in this single without being arrogant or particularly boastful.

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