Cathy Claret was a major influence on the Japanese pop scene in the 1990's. With a super pop and catchy sound with a whisper voice that shook you to the core. Her on-trend message for the music generation of today has to be an album to listen.
All the songs are new 10 songs.
Also included 2 bonus track and her new version of "Bolleré" covered by B. B. King and had massive hit !
"PRIMAVERA, it's one of my best records ever" - Cathy Claret*'Primavera' means 'spring' in Spanish
A long-awaited follow up album, after her previous release in 2015.
"I wanted to make it the best pop album ever" she commented. The gipsies guitars ensemble that was part of her previous albums has been replaced by a pure pop sound provided by Argentinean rock musician, Esteban Garcia and Cathy.
"I wanted a new sound that would break the stereotype. I didn't use any lyrics that I had previously penned and I wanted to create something brand new. In order to make a really pop album, I had to carefully consider how the lyrics came across, how to do the rhyming as well as the sound.
Over the several months I was making the album, there was a lot of political wrangling between the Spanish government and Catalonia, with demonstrations, arguments and strikes…
It wasn't easy to concentrate on the album production with all this was going on. However, I managed to focus my mind on Japan (one of my favourite countries, that had asked me to make a record) and the actual process of album production allowed me to escape the reality facing Spain and allow my mind to go to a different place and dream! I hope this album will make an impression on the listeners."
This album breaks new ground for "Whisper Voice Queen", Cathy Claret, with lyrics from song number 2 on the album, that will resonate with todays' generation. No doubt it will be the best pop album release of 2018.
All songwriting and composition by Cathy Claret (except song numbers 2, 3, 8,9 and 11 – music in collaboration with Esteban Garcia).
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Born in Paris, grown up in Nimes (Southern France).
From an early age to her teens, Cathy lived on 3 continents and in 29 cities including Barcelona, Seville and Madrid. She changed schools no less than 20 times and led a very bohemian life. Cathy lost her mother at an early age and subsequently lived a nomadic life with her father. Aged 16, Cathy was welcomed as the 10th daughter of a big Romany family, who travelled between France and Spain and aged 18, Cathy moved to Spain with her 'surrogate' family to make Spain their home. She became totally immersed in music as a result of meeting her Romany family, became interested in Romany music and started playing the flute at the age of 16, followed by the electric bass. Cathy is self taught and mastered each instrument with ease, then put together a demo tape of original songs that she sent to Virgin France and made her debut in 1987 with the same label. Since then, she has remained an independent artist and handles everything from music production to management.
Her music is first and foremost defined by her 'whisper voice' and caught the eye of Japanese pop music scene, which became popular in the early 1990's.
In Japan, she was well known by two albums "Cathy Claret" in 1990 and "Soleil y Locura" in 1991 released by Belgium record label, Crepuscule and Cathy first visited Japan in 1991.
World renowned flamenco star, Raimundo Amador and B. B. King covered Cathy's original song "Bollere", which was a massive hit. Also Rossy de Palma, one of the top Spanish actresses sung on her album.
Album releases followed in 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Also she never stopted touring mostly in Spain. Making music for movies and collaboracion with other musicians such as Finley Quaye, Hook Herrera, Pascal Comelade.
"Solita por el mundo" was released in 2015 (2016 in Japan ). The album received worldwide recognition, with UK music magazine Flip Review voting it as 15th best album out of of all 2015 pop album releases. Cathy is rstill espected as the Whisper Voice Diva and continues to go from strength to strength.
Born in Argentina, songwriter and player of multiple instruments.
Has worked with many bands and artists, including John Plain, member of the UK band, "The Boys" and the band "The Pinker Tones" from Barcelona. In addition, Esteban has produced Cathy's album, playing all the instruments and mixed down all the songs.