Q Magazine Cover, Industry, and Opéra de Québec

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Kim Smith: Q Magazine Cover, July 2013. Image by June Toyooka

I’m currently gracing the cover of Australia’s Q Magazine, with an accompanying interview discussing the creation of my debut pop album, Nova! Read the interview here, and check out the new images by photographer Alan Mercer from our recent session in LA.

Tonight (Wednesday, July 17), I’ll be singing “Shooting Star” (from Nova) in the Sherry Vine Show at NYC’s Industry nightclub!  Come along for Sherry’s signature xxx rated parodies, and my own summery pop concoctions, and stay for the libations and the handsome bar staff.

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Kim Smith in the Sherry vine Show, Weds, July 17 at Industry NYC!

July also sees me back in rehearsals for Thomas Adès’ “Powder Her Face” for a brief run of performances in Québec City over August 1, 3, and 5 for Opéra de Québec! I’ll be reappearing in Jay Scheib’s wonderful production in the Corp of Lovers, while my husband, tenor Will Ferguson, reprises his role as The Electrician.  If you’re into naked men and opera, this is the show for you!

Lastly, visit the links below to download two free remixes of my songs “Jealous,” and “Never Ever!”

Happy summer (or winter)!

Celebrate Pride and DOMA’s demise with a free download of “Never Ever!”

Never Ever by Kim Smith. Image by Mauricio A. Rodriguez, RAM IMAGERY; design by Liam Curry. 2013

Never Ever by Kim Smith. Image by Mauricio A. Rodriguez, RAM IMAGERY; design by Liam Curry. 2013

In celebration of DOMA’s death rattle, Ninthwave Records and I are making the Chameleon Musique Glitter Ball mix of my single, “Never Ever” available as a free MP3 download!

Oozing vintage disco realness, the Chameleon Musique Glitter Ball remix of Never Ever perfectly compliments poolside cocktails, a midnight skinny dip at the beach, and slow-motion yacht-strutting.

Goodbye, DOMA, and hello pride!

Click through the Soundcloud link below to download Never Ever!

And, to keep things especially gay for Pride weekend, we’re also making available the J-Mi/Midi-D mashup of my single, Jealous, and Kylie Minogue’s eternal classic, Can’t Get You Out of My Head!  Get the free download of Jealous Out of My Head below!

Happy Pride!

Kim Smith’s Debut Pop Album, Nova, Out Now!

“Synth-kabarett,” neo-Weimar pop performer Kim Smith releases his debut album, Nova, today, on Ninthwave Records.

Kim Smith's debut pop album, Nova. Image by Mauricio A. Rodriguez, RAM IMAGERY. Design by Liam Curry. 2013

Kim Smith’s debut pop album, Nova. Image by Mauricio A. Rodriguez, RAM IMAGERY. Design by Liam Curry. 2013

Boasting eleven electropop originals, Nova is produced by Måns Ek and written by a galaxy of international songwriters, including American lyricist Charlie Mason, Måns Ek, Dirty Dasmo, Crush Boys (Daniel Volpe and Thomas Lipp), Erik Gold, Dirk Homuth, Johan Emmoth, Erik Lidbom, Richard Hymas, Ricardo Autobahn, Anders Lystell, Linda Stenmark, Florian Buba and Neele Ternes.

Nova’s single releases have received critical praise with ‘Jealous,’ described as “high-energy, sexy, and entertaining.” The follow-up single “Never Ever” has drawn comparisons to The Pet Shop Boys, Visage, and Kylie Minogue.

“Kim brings (Never Ever) to life with his beguiling vocals, injecting the lyrics with a studied heart and passion that is hard to resist. He effortlessly recreates the sounds of classic 80′s synth bands yet manages to remain distinct with his own tonal qualities. He is the anchor of the song, holding together all the elements and steering them to an exhilarating conclusion.” – myfizzypop.com

Nova is available worldwide on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify!

Kim Smith performs “Nova: An Electropop Fantasia,” at Joe’s Pub, May 28!

Kim Smith live at Joe's Pub NYC, May 28, 9:30PM

Kim Smith live at Joe’s Pub NYC, May 28, 9:30PM

Kim Smith will perform all eleven tracks from his upcoming debut pop album, Nova, at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, on Tuesday, May 28th, 9:30PM.  Featuring the singles “Jealous” and “Never Ever,” Nova’s sound has been likened to the Pet Shop Boys, George Michael and Robyn, and features an all-electronic band helmed by music director David Berger (with Stephanie Brown, Steve Dawson and Silya!).

$15 cover. Call (212) 967.7555 or visit www.joespub.com for reservations.

“Smith needs to be seen, and now” – The Village Voice

Nova will be released under Ninthwave Records, and features eleven pop originals, including the singles “Jealous,” and “Never Ever.”  Nova is produced by Måns Ek, and written by a galaxy of talent, including: Charlie Mason, Måns Ek, Dirty Dasmo, Crush Boys (Daniel Volpe and Thomas Lipp), Erik Gold, Dirk Homuth, Johan Emmoth, Erik Lidbom, Richard Hymas, John Matthews, Anders Lystell, Linda Stenmark, Florian Buba, and Neele Ternes.

“a genuinely stunning debut single. Entirely enticing, utterly intoxicating and ferociously fabulous.” -Fizzy Pop

“high-energy, sexy, and entertaining” -Taking Over The Universe

“Never Ever” is available now on iTunes!

“Jealous” is available now on iTunes. Watch the official Jealous music video (by the incredible RAM Imagery) below:

“Jealous” EP and Music Video Unleashed!

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Kim Smith’s debut single, “Jealous,” is NOW AVAILABLE on iTunes and Amazon worldwide!  Described as “high-energy, sexy, and entertaining,” Jealous is drawing comparisons to The Pet Shop Boys, Brandon Hilton, and Robyn.

Also unveiled here is the official music video for Jealous, created by the incredible Mauricio Rodriguez of RAM Imagery!

Watch and share the video, download the EP, and dance!

Jealous EP Cover Art. Image by RAM IMAGERY, design by LIAM CURRY.

Jealous EP Cover Art. Image by RAM IMAGERY, design by LIAM CURRY.

Jealous EP tracklist:

Jealous (Radio Edit)
Jealous (VIBEKINGZ Remix)
Jealous (Stormby’s Green-Eyed Monster Remix)
Jealous (Stormby’s Extended Green-Eyed Monster Remix)
Written by Erik Gold/Charlie Mason, Produced by Mans Ek, Mastered by Jonas Ekstrom.

First Listen: JEALOUS (Vibekingz Remix)

Here’s a first listen to “Jealous,” my debut electropop single!  Remixed by Vibekingz, written by Erik Gold, produced by Mans Ek, and mastered by Jonas Ekstrom, Jealous will soon be available for download on iTunes, and the fantastic video (shot by the incredible folks at RAM Imagery) will be available even sooner.

In the meantime, dance, and share the Vibekingz remix of Jealous!

“The Tease” EP Launch @ Le Poisson Rouge, Dec 4!

The Gallery, Le Poisson Rouge, NYC (158 Bleeker Street)

Tuesday, December 4th, 7PM (doors open at 6PM), $12 Admission (click here for advance tickets).

Conceived and created with Benjamin Ickies (House of Yes, This Ambitious Orchestra), “The Tease” will be performed live in The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge, alongside re-imagined works by Weimar-era composers, and modern-day artists alike, including: Friedrich Hollaender, Björk, the Supremes, Kylie Minogue, Hanns Eisler, and myriad glittering others.  Featuring a full band accompaniment, Award-winning Australian performer Kim Smith charts a dark and whimsical path through a ruined, musical landscape of disfigured pop and peculiar period treasures with his debut cabaret EP recording (available in physical format post-show!).

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