Natalie Claro is an incredible independent artist hailing from New York City. Multi-talented and ambitious, Natalie is the sole singer/songwriter, producer, and instrumentalist on all of her original tracks. Known for her captivating lyrical themes, she truly shines when she on stage. Her powerful vocals, crowd surfing, and on stage cartwheels make her an unforgettable act to see live. Through her eclectic and accessible music, Natalie Claro’s fan base impressively ranges from teenagers to 60’s rock fans and beyond.
Featured on Natalie Claro’s EP “Selfish Topics” is the hard-hitting indie-rock anthem “Discomposure”. It’s easily one of the most instrumentally energizing and satisfying tracks on this EP. After the intro, “Discomposure” explodes into a thick wall of distorted power-chords and fast drums that are accompanied by a clear-cut vocal that again drives with every detail of the storyline in a graphic and compelling manner. It’s all soaked in an authentic care-free meets overly-concerned air. Natalie Claro has an immediately recognizable tone and technique to her songwriting and performances, you can still absolutely see how she’s garnered such an impressive fan base. A big part of that has perhaps been the theme of the writing alongside her charisma and true talent.
Listen to “Discomposure” here and keep scrolling for more with Natalie Claro below!
Hey Natalie Claro! Great to be showcasing some of your new music on BuzzMusic! Tell us more about your personal upbringing within the music world?
• Heck yeah thanks for having me! Music is less of a casual concept to my family and more of a critical aspect of existence. My grandfather was in a jazz band and played multiple instruments, I was gifted his 1960’s drum kit and it’s so beautiful I would stare at it for hours if I could. My dad was a DJ in highschool/college, my mom always involved with jazz dance. I’ve never been in the same room as my father and there not be carefully created playlists thumping on a bluetooth speaker. His taste in music is impeccable and so diverse that without him I doubt my music would sound the way it does. As for growing up, I was always in musical theater, school orchestra, singing groups, I mean virtually anything productive. I guess that’s what I naturally gravitated to. I don’t think I really knew what would come of it.
Do you believe that the way you intend to communicate your messages through your music is easily received by your listeners?
• Hm. Most of the time. It depends. I’ve had teenagers come to me saying that my lyrics have genuinely changed their life. Like, made them either get off their butt and follow their dreams or even grow out of a bad mental state. But on the other hand, I’ve had a fair share of people who had been clueless to the meaning of some of my songs until they read the synopsis of each one in the merch booklets I hand out. I try to repeat my purpose like a broken record in case it’s accidently unheard. But in the end I think people receive music the way they want to receive it. Some are just along for the sound. Some crave elucidation. Either way, I hope they stick around for awhile.
“Discomposure" was an incredibly versatile and catchy track. Where did you draw the inspiration to create this particular type of sound?
• Ah thanks so much! At times I catch myself writing a song with another track or artist I love in mind, but weirdly that wasn’t the case with this. I was chilling with my guitar, essentially venting in the notepad app with a stream of consciousness (hence the run on rambling in the first verse.) As for the overall tone of the song, it kept changing and evolving throughout each process of the production. I sped it up drastically to match the anxiousness of the lyrics. I cut the second verse into half tempo to assist in an idea I had for the (potential) music video. The guitar solo was a literal last minute touch I invited my friend to do because the instrumental section needed to have more of an emotional release. I guess what I’m saying is... the song’s sound was essentially inspired by it’s own message.
How would you say that "Selfish Topics" compares to the kind of music you curated when you first started out as an artist?!
• I’ve been told it’s more “mature”, I guess? Disconnect was all written when I was 14 and 15 years old, and produced when I was 16. I had never produced music; zero experience. It’s not co-produced, it had no adult director. Just teenage Natalie with quite literally no clue what she was doing and sorta... winging it. Now that I’ve learned and developed as a creator I have way more intention behind each layer. I’ve invested into better equipment and resources. The sophistication of my music basically grows as I do.
It was awesome to be able to present "Discomposure" here on BuzzMusic! What do you think is next for you as an artist? Where do you hope to progress within the next couple of years?!
• I’m focused on getting to a point where I can frequently pump out content with zero limitations, ya know? A lifestyle fortification that allows me to create any video I need, or any single I suddenly think is the perfect time to release, whenever I please. I fully intend on continuous touring with brief breaks in between, so while I’m only able to do so much at once, with determination I can build something that will be the constant chaotic whirlwind I need. That and being very rich. Rich would be cool. Imagine being able to help someone disadvantaged with a write of a check. Buying supplies for a city in disaster relief. Handing a giant wad of Franklin’s to a family who can’t afford medical bills. That’d be dope. Kinda reminds me of Billionaire by Travie Mccoy and Bruno.