Paper Citizen at June Gloom: The Magnetic Pull of Claire Gohst’s Anthems Thoughts+Photos: Paper Citizen at June Gloom 6/17/23 at Oracle Tavern
LOS ANGELES, CA- At June Gloom, amidst the plethora of musical talent, Paper Citizen was the act that buzzed electrically on my radar. I’ve long been enamored with the magnetic pull of their sound. Claire Gohst, the mastermind behind this endeavor, crafts pop rock anthems that are nothing short of addictive. With every chord and lyric, she continues to cement her legacy as an evolving songwriter, promising an even brighter musical horizon.
Some might argue my adulation for Paper Citizen borders on hyperbole, but let me paint a scene for you: in the dimly lit venue, a singular fan stood ardently at the forefront. Each word, each note, passionately mirrored back to the stage, embodying the raw connection between artist and audience. If music is a dialogue, then that room bore witness to an intimate conversation. A testament to Gohst’s genius. And for the skeptics? Witnessing such a fervent display would have surely turned them into believers, making them ponder the depth and reach of Paper Citizen’s musical resonance.