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Forest Claudette’s music is a comfort for the restless mind. The 23-year-old powers through life’s growing pains with diaristic songwriting—using his thoughtful take on alternative R&B and pop to confront his place in this world. Claudette’s debut single “Creaming Soda” is, consequently, a stirring glimpse into his most intimate thoughts. Over a woozy blend of bleary soul, glowing pop, and bruising rap sounds, he lays himself bare—showing off a winning personality while detailing his insecurities, too. Claudette’s upcoming EP is filled with songs that represent his “soft feelings,” he says, channeling a lifetime of overthinking into a sense of self-discovery.
After growing up in a small town in the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria, Australia, and spending time exploring soul artists in the US, Claudette attended an experiential-learning-focused high school where he spent years trying to perfect his craft. He took piano, guitar, and vocal lessons, but he soon realized that nobody could teach him how to write a song that told his story—so he began to work hard on his own.