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SINGLE REVIEW: Broken Bird (Klvr Grl Remix) by Kim DiVine

Kim DiVine’s “This Time Around” debuted at #8 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart and continues to sit on the Recent Releases’ Bestsellers list. Kim is the most recent voice behind JELL-O’s national jingle campaign, and previously toured the country in a musical webisode series titled “Kim & Seana,” sponsored by Ford Motors. Kim’s original songs have been placed in multiple network and cable TV series, indie features, and she has been recognized for her songwriting from the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, among others. The new single is “Broken Bird (Klvr Grl Remix)” which is everything a re-emix should be.

With producer extraordinaire Klvr Grl at the helm, this re-mix gets the whole task of what it’s all about to make something jump out of its own skin, comfortable or not. It comes as the result of going through everything from parenthood to losing her step father and then her mother and ultimately her father in-law, all in a relatively short period of time. “Broken Bird” already contains a heartfelt vocal delivery from beginning to end, but follows a more musically stripped back approach than this re-mix, which is much more cut out to dance to, and that’s a good thing about it because it brings out the wilder side of it.

Some of Kim’s accolades include Semi-Finalist for Discmakers International Music World Series, west division. Her song “Trouble” placed in the top 500 entries for the 14th Annual Billboard World -Song Contest. Awarded “Best Female Singer Songwriter” & “Best Female Vocalist” in the San Diego H.A.T. Awards (Honoring Acoustic Talent). There’s no question she’s experienced and has the background and cops to show for what is a hard-worked path for over a decade. But there’s something about how Klvr Grl brings out a whole new attitude on the re-mix of “Broken Bird.”

This track is turned around by a completely new vibe that takes what’s generally an acoustic ballad and makes it get up and move you. But you might be fooled if you hear both versions and that is where the fun comes in. You don’t always hear such an effort to switch gears unless it’s already beyond first gear in the first place, but they work wonders in that department together to come out with a spirited upgrade and call it good. The consensus always prevails, and there’s no disliking a good thing for the sake of any song.

Out of nowhere comes this energy the song doesn’t ordinarily have, and it almost turns it into a hip-hop number. I’ve only heard the original track to compare it to and not much more from Kim, so it rates high from the perspective of knowing she is a Singer Songwriter with as much flexibility as this re-mix has-to boost it to an even wider audience. It compliments the track at the risk of turning it into something it’s not. But that’s some of the Klvr Grl sauce working its way in and out of the mix, which tends to liven up an otherwise laid-back song by a fantastic artist with a haunting voice.

Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/track/4qI0SkEVYXg8qMEX7n5yeN

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/broken-bird-klvr-grl-remix-single/1325068046?ls=1&app=itunes

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/kimdivine/broken-bird-remix/s-7AqZB

Website: www.kimdivine.com

by Alan Foster

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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