Claire Gohst’s Paper Citizen Impresses At Out Of Mind Fest
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“… The next act really caught me by surprise. Paper Citizen is an LA-based band founded by Claire Gohst. Originally from Singapore, moved to Boston to American study before relocating to Los Angeles. Good thing for Los Angeles… this one’s a keeper.
On the vocal front, I was very partial to Claire’s soprano voice. There’s a real pristine quality to the tone and timbre of her voice. There’s even a seamless transition when she flips from her chest voice to her head voice. There’s even something calming about her vibrato. Can you fall in love with a voice? I think I just did.
Her music also impressed me. In the “about” section on Paper Citizen’s website, she describes the music as drawing from “pop-rock influences in the early 2000s, with heartfelt lyrics, organic sounds and lush arrangements that carry its hauntingly beautiful melodies.” I can’t argue with that. If I were to fathom a couple of guesses, maybe those early 2000s pop-rock influences include The Shins maybe? Black Keys? Teddy Geiger even?
Whatever her influences, I can confidently say that Clair and Paper Citizen have influenced me to give them a follow to and to keep an eye out for what comes next for them …”
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