After Hours favorite and Miami singer-songwriter Tristan Clopet has found his voice - and his groove - with his new single, "A Chat With My Brain." With that, Clopet will be finding a much larger audience in 2011.
Clopet's previous recordings are a pleasant and intoxicating mix of blue-eyed soul and rock/funk thumpers. On this new single, and the new album coming out next month, Clopet has found his indie rock groove and it's terrific. With the song and the album, the Toronto-born singer worked with indie producer Raymond Richards, who gained well-deserved praise for last year's superb Local Natives debut.
The song, driven by piano and drums, creates enough room for Clopet's vocals to soar. The chorus features a great, addictive hook. It is one of the best indie pop songs you'll hear this year. I have been humming it for the past week.
With the release of the new single, available for download on iTunes, Clopet took some time to chat about his music, the recording process and creativity's breeding ground.