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LISTEN: Hilary Hawke and Claude & Ola, “La Valise”

Feb 6, 2023

LISTEN: Hilary Hawke and Claude & Ola,

Artist: Hilary Hawke and Claude & Ola
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Song: “La Valise”
Album: Open the Doors
Release Date: February 3, 2023
Label: Adhyâropa Records

In Their Words: “‘La Valise’ in French is a suitcase. An object meant to represent travel to another place. When I wrote the melodies in ‘La Valise’ I really felt like I had taken a journey to that vulnerable place that exists in all of us. Where you feel humanity all around you, and are truly moved. Sometimes you feel joy and sometimes pain, but they couldn’t exist without each other. Bringing my melodies and ideas to Claude & Ola was a real gift and their collaboration is a language we are speaking to each other. Though there are no words, I feel the communication through the music. However you are able to reach people with your art, your creations, your dance, whatever you do, is meaningful. It’s necessary to make people feel. Like voyages to make someone feel alive.” — Hilary Hawke


Photo Credit: Andrew Benincasa

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