Discovery: Carissa Kimbell

Carissa Kimbell is a Canadian acoustic artist whose new slow burner epic The Break had me enraptured.

By Graeme Smith

By modern pop standards, The Break is a mammoth of a track, weighing in at just under seven minutes. Carissa takes her time telling her story, such a rarity in a world of fast hits. With this, there’s a danger of listeners getting bored before the end but not so here. Carissa’s voice is haunting. The instrumental composition builds gradually and subtly so that you’re left on tenterhooks to see where it ends up. The pay off is worth the wait.

I’m excited to hear more of Carissa’s music. I’ll definitely be making time for it. Check out The Break below.