Kimberose — France
Her voice instantly recalls the memory of divas of jazz and soul like Billie Holiday, Amy Winehouse and Nina Simone. And Kimberly Kitson Mills also has that nagging, intimate pain that makes great soul singers. A French woman from an English father and a mother who immigrated from Ghana to Paris, her parents separated when she was only two years-old. The lack of her father became the basis of her expression, and inspired Kimberose’s signature song George.