Stella in the Clouds
Stella in the Clouds, a native of France now based in Brooklyn, is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, producer and artist that crosses over into visual arts.
A young classical music student of ten years, she merged her love for classical phrasing with accessible yet haunting melodies. Her previous release, "Exile on Earth" (2014), was a playful fusion of folk, chamber and pop that incorporated mostly acoustic instruments with chamber instrumentation.
On her second release "Awake We Dream", out on November 15th, Stella blends elements of trip-hop, modern composition and post/artrock. Mixing synth driven bass, soaring guitars, edgy drums, and dark and raw vocal harmonies captured while playing intuitively different instruments to lyrics of stream of consciousness - the sum imagery paints a surreal sense of melancholia.
Stella's new hybrid electronic sound carries like a hypnotic dream, shifting between heavy distortion and unambiguous moments of clarity. Composing dimensional layers while exploring textures and polyrhythmic arrangements, Stella reaches internally for inspiration while weaving in external themes of time and distortion of reality.
Recorded solo in her Brooklyn studio and mixed by producer and multi instrumentalist Aaron Hyzen (aka Paradiser), the sparky collaboration crystallized, falling into place at the 11th hour, which happens to be the name of Stella’s studio… and her favorite time to make decisions.
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“"Stella blends elements of trip-hop, modern composition and post/artrock... (with) raw vocal harmonies... (that) paints a surreal sense of melancholia."” - SPILL Magazine
“Stella In the Clouds combines her hushed vocals with synths and a free-reign guitar to give us this hypnotic song. ‘Quiet Collision’ is a lengthy sonic inhale and exhale made right next to your ear.” - The Wandering Lamb
“On her second album "Awake We Dream", Stella in the Clouds parts ways with her previous acoustic style and reinvents herself with a new electronic hybrid sound that blends elements of trip-hop, modern composition and post/alt rock.” - HHHHAPPY
"Blending elements of electronic, trip-hop and post-rock, fans of Garbage, Portishead and The Cranberries are sure to fall head over heels for the singer’s dreamy aesthetic and lulling vocals, especially in buzz track, Quiet Collision." - The Daily Listening
“Innocence and personable... feels as if you’re experiencing the songs first-hand... Stella brings a clarity shown through delicate instrumentation and blooming poetic imagery.. ” - Performer Magazine
“Something that very few others could have conceived” - OrcaSound Montreal