Written and Produced by Natalie Claro
Memory of You (click for lyrics)
When I Wake (click for lyrics)
Nightmare of an American Dream (click for lyrics)
Too Much of a Good Thing (click for lyrics)
They May Settle (click for lyrics)
Hey there! I'm Natalie Claro. This page is for you to learn a bit more about me and my work. While this is a bit lengthy, I promise it's worth the read (well, I hope it is.)
I'm a self-taught singer, songwriter, and producer based in New York City, but I'd say I find myself in Nashville a little more than home. This is due to how much I've enjoyed the involvement and dedication in the Nashville music scene. I'm a member of The Other Nashville Society, an organization teamed with Kobalt Music for non-country artists like myself. The purpose of this institute is to grow and expand Nashville's pop, rock, alternative, and R&B community via young up-and coming creators. Gnarly.
I do have a solo project under my own name, and am the sole writer, producer, and instrumentalist of that music. While I'm extremely pertinacious and adamant about the vision of my solo projects, when it comes to my mainstream catalogue, I feel collaboration and flexibility is crucial. Because my solo work is my story, my heart's emotional outlet, I'm very much okay with my demographic of listeners being less than that of an artist who makes "music for the masses". But with my catalogue work, the core goal is for it to reach major charts and join the world of sound that most people can connect with/relate to. Having the perspectives of another or even several other composers is what contributes to a song that encompasses thoughts and ideas of varying personalities; a marriage of an overlap. Humans may all be unique, but there is a mutuality between us all. Mainstream music is about finding that mutuality and making it interesting.
My writing style is very lyric-oriented. I've noticed that with some composers, they cater towards the melody more than the rhymes having much depth behind them. Of course a singable melody is very critical to a song's quality, however I feel a strong message should not be sacrificed in pursuit of that. The rhythm of syllables and overall tone mending perfectly with a plot that touches people is what creates the most compelling song.
Because of my style, I find that when in collaboration we accidentally drift into separate roles, I being the one scribbling into the notebook and shouting out lines while they hum some notes over chords. The 'gravitational-pull-towards-our-strengths'. This is not by any means a bad thing, because I've always been satisfied with the outcome regardless. But I am looking forward to finding an artist who shares a similar creativity structure as me, but still holding that different perspective. That way we both conquer each 'role' or layer of the song equally.
I typically get asked in interviews or by fans how long I've been 'doing music'. This question always makes me chuckle, because I honestly can't remember a time where I wasn't involved with music. I began playing piano at 5 because I loved it. I got my first guitar at 9, and took on drums at 14. I've written songs from the moment I could sing along to Disney. I think most people in imaginative or athletic lines of work had their calling before they even realized what a calling even is.
Thanks so much for reading if you've gotten this far! What a trooper; I talk way too much. I just wanted to be as authentic as possible. If you'd like to see/hear more, find me on any of the buttons below.