KEEP AN EYE AND EAR OUT FOR NEWCOMER GINETTE CLAUDETTE.
Compiled By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs
R&B songstress and recording artist Ginette Claudette recently released her new project “On To Something” on Summerchild Records/Red Music.
Her first track “Love Me Back" appears on the project as well as her previously released tracks "Twisted" and "True."
The record serves as a therapeutic outlet for the single, including eight tracks. It compiles Ginette's highs and lows through a journey of soul-searching and self-reflection, into one comprehensive personal diary that expresses herself not only as an artist, but more importantly, as a woman in the music industry.
"On most of the records, I'm having a conversation with myself,” says Claudette. “Creating this project has been a very therapeutic journey of self-discovery for me as a woman and an artist. On this new project, I start to peel back many layers on a lot of the things I have been self-conscious about for so long and, until now, have held inside. For the first time I am able to unapologetically say what I want, while disregarding the outside pressures that I have faced for so long. I am excited to share it with the world.”
Music runs through Ginette Claudette's DNA. At the age of three, Claudette took after her mother, a famous singer in the Dominican Republic, and gravitated towards dreams of stardom. She began performing on stages across her native New York, whether at her fifth grade graduation in Washington Heights or at a talent showcase at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem. She began taking guitar lessons across the street at an old church and penning songs inspired by her surroundings.
If constructing her music while juggling school wasn't enough, Claudette would also shuffle to Disney auditions after class with her mom. Inherent hustle aside, Claudette dealt with the loss of her father at a young age, and sister to an illness as a teenager. After going to a small, 100-kid performing arts high school in the Bronx, Claudette was on the verge of being admitted into college when she decided to take a year to go hard and pursue music full time.
She then finessed studio time with well-connected producers, attracting the ears of several labels with her soulful YouTube covers and eventually signing with Universal Motown Records in 2010.
While she got to work with revered talent like Babyface, Rico Love, Pop & Oak and more, her album would never reach the public and she parted ways with Motown in 2012.
Claudette went on to release three projects, independently enlisting the talents of August Rigo, filled with romantic R&B and swoon-worthy pop gems.
She has toured internationally with hip-hop/EDM group, Far East Movement. Since her last release, Ginette has grown up and into the music she's making.
In 2018, Claudette is just getting warmed up. This go-round, she is making bolder statements with her music and leaning more into her R&B roots.
Take the album's latest track "Twisted" for example where she lets her independent, around-the-way girl attitude shine. Claudette's resilience and positive demeanor serve as a testament to the type of artist she is.
Here's the complete Tracklist for “On To Something.”
2. “Love Me Back”
4. “Slow Up”
6. “Real Thing”
7. “On To Something”
8. “Twisted (No Me Vale)”
Listen To “On To Something” On: Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes Watch and "Love Me Back.”
You can also follow Ginette Claudette on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Editor’s Note: Information used in this article provided by Summerchild Records/Red Music.
Photo Credit: Jermaine Williams.