Natalia Clavier’s new music video for “Trouble” premieres today exclusively at The Onion’s A.V. Club. Watch the video here.
Known as the long-time live voice of Thievery Corporation, Natalia Clavier’s Nacional Records debut album ‘Lumen’ was produced by Grammy-winning producer Adrian Quesada (Ocote Soul Sounds, Grupo Fantasma, Brownout) and hit #1 on iTunes Alternativo + Rock Latino charts and #5 on the overall Latino charts.
With recent features at NPR and MTV Iggy, Natalia Clavier’s album first premiered on Los Angeles tastemaker radio station KCRW, and continues to get strong support at KEXP (Seattle) and KUTX (Austin). The album has been featured as the ‘Weekly Download’ at Radio Milwaukee/WYSM and the ‘Song of the Day’ at KDHX (St. Louis). Later this week, Natalia Clavier will have the ‘Song of the Day’ at The Current (Minneapolis).
This summer, Natalia Clavier will perform a major free showcase at NYC’s Central Park, as part of the Latin Alternative Music Conference’s SummerStage show on Thursday, July 11th, alongside Grammy-winner Lila Downs, plus Pamela Rodriguez and DJ Raul Campos.
With a sultry mix of jazz-inspired vocals, electronic textures and global influences, ‘Lumen’ further develops the sound the Natalia Clavier cultivated while recording and touring with both Thievery Corporation and her husband, singer-songwriter Federico Aubele.
Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Natalia was exposed by her mother at an early age to a constant stream of music ranging from classical to jazz, from Argentinean folk to 1970’s Latin American pop and North American soul. She began singing in school choirs at the age of three, and by eleven she was performing as a soloist in the largest concert halls.
Natalia Clavier then moved to Barcelona, where she hit the jazz circuit and launched herself into the electronic music scene contributing vocals to house and techno singles, singing live at raves in front of thousands. In Barcelona she met a fellow Argentinean ex-pat Federico Aubele (who had just released his debut album on Thievery Corporation’s record label ESL Music). The pair became fast friends and Federico asked her to tour with him and eventually, to sing on his new album ‘Panamericana’. The two married in March of 2008 and have continued to collaborate both in the studio and on tours across the globe.
Having always sung in languages other than Spanish, Natalia felt a new calling to express herself in her native tongue. With Federico’s help and support, Natalia composed and recorded her first set of demos, which caught the ear of Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation, who then became the producer of ‘Nectar’, her debut album. Soon Natalia Clavier became ESL Music’s first female artist and the touring vocalist for Thievery Corporation, giving her opportunities to tour the globe performing at the world’s largest festival stages.