Collette Andrea Background Info
Collette Andrea, who was born Collette Falk, in small town Ontario, has been honing her creative talents since the age of 12. She began with the bass guitar, but due to the need of a guitarist in her first band she put down the four string and picked up the six string. Once acoustic guitar came into the picture Collette found herself creating catchy chord progressions and one of-a-kind melodies. She began to dabble with singing around the age of 17, and has since then developed one of the most powerful, euphoric, and original voices ever heard. (via ReverbNation)
So if you are anything like me (God help you if you are) you go about listening to a new band or musician like this: ”Ok, so this band/musician is called ‘insert name’. Hmm, and the music is ‘insert genre’. Ok. So what makes ‘insert name’ so special?” That’s pretty much how it goes for me, at least to start. The answer to that last question is always one of two things. It’s either 1) “Oh. Nothing.” or 2) “Oh!” Yup. You might think my process is too simplified, but for me it’s worked wonders and hasn’t failed me yet. So if you’re wondering what’s so special about Collette Andrea, be prepared to “Oh!”.
What’s so special about Collette Andrea? Allow me to elaborate past “Oh” for you. Are you a fan of intelligent, captivating, thought-provoking lyrics? Are you a fan of brilliant songwriting and an impressively sincere voice? Are you a fan of passion and raw emotion? If you answered yes to any of those (and you really should have answered yes to all of them) then you are going to become a fan of Collette Andrea rather quickly. She is a woman with a true passion for music who represents the art of music in all its glory.
And while lots of people will compare her to some rather well-known singers and musicians as a means to describe her sound, I will describe her like this: Take Ladylike Lily (- the French) + Hannah Georgas and you end up with Collette Andrea. She has that Jazzy, soft, comforting voice in common with Ladylike Lily while also having the ability to take a seemingly simple song with just a guitar and turning it into something otherworldly like Hannah Georgas does (see: The Beat Stuff). Mix in a little bit of Folk here and there and Collette Andrea has created her own special blend of music that will immediately captivate your ears and minds.
Collette only confirms my belief that Canada very well may be the best place to find intelligent, amazing music (see: The Oh Wells, No Island, Allison Crowe). My favorite songs from Collette (which you can listen to down below thanks to our lovely friends over at ReverbNation) were Hey Jack and When the Sun Goes Down. Give her amazing music a listen and be sure to share it with your friends. Enjoy!