Italian born and bred, Chiara Oldano is a singer-songwriter with a real talent for creating emotive indie ballads. Breaking into the spotlight with the recent release of her EP ‘Fluorescently’, Oldano has become one of the most anticipated new talents in popular music.
Despite not studying music in school, the 21-year-old composer attended the conservatory in Nice, France, for opera singing and then spent a further fifteen years developing her technique in other styles including soul and gospel. She was strongly influenced by artists such as Céline Dion, Freddie Mercury and Matt Corby throughout her childhood, and her sound today brings on the same flair for anthemics that those artists are renowned for.
Before starting university, Oldano attended a summer programme at the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston and she is now in her final year at the University of Exeter. During her time there, she went on to form the band Chiara and The Vu, realising success through a series of performances at festivals alongside notable artists such as Cascada, Wheatus and Example.
Oldano’s inspiration and drive has always come from her experience in the academic system, where she found creative subjects to be undervalued. As such, her four song EP is a musical take on her own personal revolution against this experience.
A metaphor for the journey we all experience as children, the new EP is an adventure filled with discovery, freedom and curiosity where achievements seem limitless. This idea is best conveyed in the first eponym song, ‘Fluorescently’, which you can stream above.
The first glistening taste of the EP ‘Fluorescently’ is a wondrous indie-pop ballad of emotion, passion, and lavish orchestration. It’s available now on all major platforms.