29 June /
Saturday 29 June
Go on, admit it. One day we’ll be thanking the guy who dumped her… Clara Luciani explains how one relationship break-up gave her the desire to write her own songs. But before all that, straight out of high school she left the Provence for the capital, earning her musical stripes first as part of La Femme and Nouvelle Vague, before going on to form the duo Hologram, and then being chaperoned by Raphaël and Benjamin Biolay. Armed with a voice that’s often rather deep but always incredibly gentle, she started off by singing about the disillusionment of love. Now, she’s transformed into a defiant, independent woman, as shown through her debut album “Sainte-Victoire” (2018). To a backdrop of smart pop sounds and disco in disguise, sitting somewhere between Michel Legrand (her first love) and Metronomy (she covered “The Bay” in French), her talent is as big as she is tall, and Clara Luciani is already establishing herself as a force to be reckoned with.