‘Slowly Lets Go’ is the truly incredible debut single from Austrian-based songstress and multi-instrumentalist Claudia Heidegger, who performs under the moniker of CloudyaH. Released just a few days ago, it’s honestly one of the most unique, fresh, and sweetly appealing tunes that we at Indie Top 39 have heard in a while. The beginning instantly reminds me of ‘Golden Brown’ by The Stranglers, as the song gently sways back and forth, and Claudia makes her vocal introduction.
Dubbed as the “virtuoso of the quiet tones”, her voice is gentle and tender, ethereal and intoxicating. The ridiculously talented artist also produced, mixed, and recorded ‘Slowly Lets Go’ entirely by herself, and managed to create the most magnificent soundscape to go along with her unforgettable vocal performance. A track that serves as a reminder to walk at one’s own pace in life, we simply cannot wait to hear what CloudyaH has in store for the world next!
‘Slowly Lets Go’ is a beautiful, delicate, and intricate song from a highly gifted musician who we’ll certainly be keeping a close eye (and ear) on! INDIE TOP 39
What does the song mean to you?
It feels like a comfortably confident first step onto a new path, one of hopefully many more to come, slowly, gently trusting my own pace, embracing the process and finding my true sound. And, for my first attempt to produce, record and mix everything at home, I’m actually pretty proud of how it turned out!
Who do you hope the song resonates with the most?
Anyone who might feel a little down or “not good enough”. We’re all (or most) just trying our best and there’s no need to justify your existence or get hung up on comparing yourself to others. I’d love for the song to stop amazing people from being so hard on themselves.
What do you want to achieve in the next 12 months with your music?
I’ll be writing, recording and releasing as much as I can, hopefully building a bit of a following and finding supporters that my music resonates with. I’ve recently signed a deal with a small Viennese record label, so there will be a few more releases to look forward to!
When did you realise that music is what you wanted to do?
I don’t remember an exact moment or decision I made. Making music has always been around from an early age. Hailing from a background in classical music I originally studied to become a music teacher and it took me a little while to figure out what it was that I wanted to do. Now, with writing, performing, and producing my own songs, it feels like I have arrived somehow. Which in a strange way also marks the beginning of an entirely new journey that has only just begun.
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