'I'm seeing it as a really positive thing' - Kimbra weighs in on sexual assault allegations in Hollywood

Kimbra has weighed in on the slew of sexual assault allegations in Hollywood, saying it's a problem with "hierarchy" in the industry. 

The Kiwi songstress told RadioLIVE's Your Sunday with Ryan Bridge that she's seeing the number of women speaking out "as a really positive thing". 

"[It's] encouraging more equality in places of power and what the conversation needs to stay around," the 26-year-old Grammy winner from Hamilton said. 

"If you have women being paid the same as men and in the same positions - CEOs, heads of labels… these problems will shift. The power play won't be there; will be more accountability [and] women will feel they can say something.

"Let's reshape that hierarchy, because that's where you get people abusing positions of power across the world."

She told Bridge hearing a question about the Hollywood harassment scandal from a male interviewer was exciting. 

"Women, you know, we've been speaking about this forever. I think it's exciting it's a question on your list, you know as a man, someone who has been given more privilege in our society. That's what's exciting." 

The singer's new album Primal Heart, due out early next year, is more "socially conscious" than others, she says. 

That is especially obvious in the single 'Everybody Knows', which delivers a powerful message about domestic violence. 

"I guess all albums touch on love, it's a big part of the human condition," she said.

"I think it's a more socially conscious album in a way. I think instead of embracing escapism and dancing off into the clouds and inventing characters, I'm a little more concerned on this album speaking directly to the things that I'm seeing.

"It's a little more about courage and boldness." 

Kimbra's new album Primal Heart will be available January 19, 2018. 

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