We Meet new Singer- Cleo T for a quick 1 on 1 fire round session

We Meet electronica and French Pop, velvety crooner Cleo T for a quick 1 on 1 fire round session

Describe your sound to us in three words?

Cinematic. Emotional. Blue.  

Your music video “We All” is very cinematic- is there a particular era you elude to when producing your imagery to accompany your music? 

It really depends on the research. The first album was close to romantism and symbolism, so we worked with inspirations of Klimt, Moreau, French Art Nouveau or Préraphaelit painters. For this new record, the imagery is more abstract, based on light art and color experiments, so I work on visuals llike the School of New York, Malevitch, Klein or contemporary artists like James Turrell, Carlos Cruz Diez, Yayoi Kusama.
It’s always in movement. 


How would you say the music in Paris compares to that of NYC or London?

I try to work without consideration of countries, of cities. I live between Paris, Berlin and Italy and in all cities, I look for the right people to connect with, the right spaces to exchange and communicate. 

If you could work with any Singer/Producer or band who would it be and why?

Dan Auerbach. He creates such amazing atmospheres, soulful and singular. 

onstage during the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
onstage during the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

What do you like to do outside of music that contributes to their musicality; in essence, a hobby that you turn to in order to rejuvenate their creativity?

Museums or places of Art. I have to say I spend much more time in exhibitions than in concert venues. This inner dialog that paintings, architectures or any Art piece can create is essential to go further in my work. 

I recently travelled to Copenhague to see the installation of Yayoi Kusama at Louisana Museum. All those experiences and « rendez-vous » with art create a kind of inner temple where I take my inspiration, my visions and the possibility to move forward. 


Who are you listening to right now?

Dengue Dengue Dengue, electronic duo from Lima, Peru. They create magic soundscapes, mixing traditionnal peruvian rythms or singing with amazing sounds and beats. I saw them in Rome, as we were performing in the same festival.

What’s next for Cleo T?

We’re preparing the new album release and we take the new show on tour.
« SHINE » is a performance mixing music with digital arts, electronic beats with poetry. We presented it in Italy in the last weeks, in London tomorrow ( 17
th march @Red Gallery), then Eastern Europe, Budapest, Prague, Bucarest, Belgrade, later Berlin and then Canada.
We perform both in night clubs and museums, concert venues and art spaces. Travelling with my work is the most important thing for me. I think Art has to create connections and bridges, to open spaces, for 10, 100 or 1000 persons or more, it doesn’t make a difference. I feel really lucky to live this life thanks to art. 

Are you more of a Instagrammer twitter’er or a Snap chatter’er ?

Instagram with no hesitation. 

And Finally Where can we find out more about you?

Directly on stage, catch us on the road.
If not, look for @cleotmusic on the web

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