Effectively-travelled, bilingual and with a passion for Radio Disney.
spill tab – aka Claire Chicha – is a multi-talented surprise. The Los Angeles-based, French-Korean artist binned off her right-out-of-college stint as assistant tour supervisor for Gus Dapperton to pursue her personal music; a seductive tackle intimate bed room pop that sees her totally displaying off her French roots mixed with dirty late-night vibes. Only a handful of songs deep thus far, her tracks carry collectively a mess of influences for an expertise that gives one thing new on each hear.
Hello spill tab! How’s it going? What are you as much as right now?
Hey DORK! It is stellar, labored a few hours at my native dispensary then tracked some vocals.
How have you ever spent 2020 thus far? It has been a bizarre one, hasn’t it.
2020’s been insane; I stay with 4 of my good associates, although. We’ve got a sick time collectively once we’re not at one another’s throats (i.e. throughout intense quarantine when one in every of us acquired COVID…).
Have you ever at all times needed to work within the music biz? You have been tour managing just lately, proper?
I’ve at all times needed to work in music in a single type or one other. I really like the stay business, and the A&R facet of stuff. I acquired to tour because the merch supervisor on the final Gus Dapperton tour and fell in love with touring. Yeah, I used to be fairly set to TM an opener on a fairly large tour, however COVID occurred, so I acquired to concentrate on my music as a substitute. It has been a fucking reward, tbh.
How has your expertise of the music business modified now that you simply’re making music your self?
Being on the artistic facet of stuff has been such an superior solution to meet new folks. Even throughout quarantine, I’ve had Zoom calls with unbelievable folks from everywhere in the world, and it is given me this new type of confidence I have never had earlier than to belief my choices and style, which is actually essential in any discipline. It has been extremely rewarding.
What kind of music did you develop up listening to?
My dad was a jazz head; my mother is strictly classical. I listened to these two genres with the addition of Radio Disney. Radio Disney was a bops-only type of station; I’ll stand by that assertion for the remainder of my life.
What do you most get pleasure from writing songs about?
I’m in awe of individuals that may write about experiences they have not lived. I’m not such an individual – I really like to jot down about my internally processed model of life. I feel it is enjoyable saying issues in songs that you’d by no means say in actual life. You may chalk it as much as over-fantasizing, and you may make your experiences bigger than life, extra dramatic.
Are there any variations between writing lyrics in French and English? Do the phrases lend themselves to completely different sounds, for instance?
French is a way more tough language for me, so I am actually susceptible in English. My French songs are a little bit of an alter ego. I really feel extra empowered to be badass. I am mentally smoking a hand-rolled cigarette once I write songs in French.
You are engaged on a brand new EP, proper? How’s that going?
I spent 5 hours comping and tuning vocals yesterday then ended up throwing all of it away… I am doing nice every little thing’s nice. However for actual I am very excited to complete the final tune and have an entire ass physique of labor out. It will be a primary! I am popping my EP cherry!!
Are you artistic in non-musical methods too?
Haha so I tattoo my associates on the facet, I’ve really gotten fairly hearth at stick and poke. Bang my line to get aesthetically stabbed.
What do you do for enjoyable?
Hang around with my fairly robustly sized pal group, haha. Quite a lot of my crew from New York has slowly been making their solution to the West Coast; I couldn’t be extra proud to have spearheaded this gradual migration.
What are your hopes for 2021?
To play a present, perhaps!! To write down bangers! And to spend extra time with my mother.