Born in Bromont, Claudia Bouvette now lives and works in Montreal. A singer-songwriter, she has always been passionate about music. After a remarkable stint in television (Mixmania 2, Jérémie, etc.), she returned to her first love in 2019 and released the Cool it EP, on which we discover danceable, electronic music that borrows as much from hip-hop as from high-flying pop. The influence of Gwen Stefani is noticeable, both in the music and in the way she delivers her message, as much as in her desire for assertion, her raw feminine strength. The eight tracks from the EP catch on and the interest in the young artist is quickly felt and Claudia accumulates plays on various streaming platforms (now sitting at 4 million on Spotify and Apple Music). She also strengthens her fan base and subscribers on social media, convinced that beyond the music itself an artist must create a parallel connection with the public, a more intimate, and more personal bond.
The two following years give her the time to perfect her songwriting and music production techniques, thanks to the help of Vincent Roberge (Les Louanges), who advised and encouraged her with her artistic approach. She begins to write more intensively and the pandemic gives her the opportunity to fully devote herself to her work. Both hurt and inspired by her tumultuous relationships over the past few years, Claudia draws upon her distress and desire to regain control of her life to put into words what will be at the heart of her forthcoming album. Together with Connor Seidel, her long-time accomplice, she co-wrote and co-produced the vast majority of the 14 tracks that make up her first full-length album, The Paradise Club. The duo worked hard for nearly 6 months in order to perfect its style, a precise pop language where electro and acoustic components meet. Precious collaborators come to support them along the way, such as Emma Beko, KodakLudo, Les Louanges, Caulder Nash and DCF.
We sense in Claudia Bouvette the fundamental importance of groove. But we can also feel the importance of emancipation, of freedom at all costs. Her message is one of openness: to pursue the desire to assert oneself and to express who you are, against all odds if necessary. She is not afraid to use frank and raw language to make herself heard, as testifies the chorus of Touchée-coulée: « You can no longer play me / nothing is left to burn / fuck you-fuck you-fuck you / fuck you-fuck you-fuck you ».
What does she love most about music? "Consuming it, discovering it, creating it, letting myself be surprised!" she answers. Perpetually impressed by the power of music, by the strength of this universal and unifying language, she continues to have faith in this luminous art. She hopes that her new album will speak to as many people as possible, that it will reach far and wide, that her music will allow her to travel, without barriers, while having fun and enjoying her absolute freedom.