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carla holden

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A day in the life EP
Wake up and love me LP



It only takes one listen to hear the difference between Carla Holden and other female singers on the market. With a unique voice that is both pure and emotional, one feels every note of vulnerability that floats out of this compelling artist’s mouth. An artist who once dreamed of being a biologist? “I went to school to study marine biology. For fun I started playing songs in my dorm, and before I knew it friends were telling friends and I couldn’t fit any more bodies into my room. That’s when I thought I should really have a go at this music thing. I had found my calling...or it had found me”
With a newfound confidence Carla hit the streets of New York. She recorded the first 3 songs she wrote and landed a spot in the prestigious Ascap Lester Sills songwriting workshop. This led to a production deal with a then unknown Dangermouse (gnarls barkley, gorillaz). “I was really excited to have a producer to work with. Up to that point I had been producing my own demos.” The project ended up going in a more hip hop direction and Carla decided to stick to her creative guns. “I knew I could go the whole r&b or hip hop route but I had to stay true to my voice and follow the music that had inspired me to become an artist in the first place. Which has always been pop based.”
Carla manages to write personal songs from the broad perspective of a girl in her twenties.” I write songs about love, money, and the lack of both.” Influenced by artists such as Kate Bush, Tori Amos, and Fiona Apple, Carla is sure to follow in their successful footsteps. “I know what moves me and I just want to write my songs, and perform them for as many fans as possible for as long as I live.” With the star qualities of beauty, talent, and drive, this looks like the beginning of a beautiful story.