Caroline Alves wins the Swiss Music Award "SRF3 Best Talent"
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Caroline Alves was born in a favela in Rio de Janeiro in the late 1990s. A hard environment, which welds together, and in which one must grow up quickly. In 2008 she and her mother came to Switzerland. When the only male role model in her life, her uncle, died, Caroline was 14 years old, and it was to be the moment for her to take her first musical steps in his memory.
Caroline Alves reached for the guitar and taught herself music. She quickly discovered more and more passion for music and also started singing. Influenced by artists like Amy Winehouse, Erykah Badu and Massive Attack, Caroline developed her own unmistakably bittersweet musical style. For about a year she played on the streets and in small bars in various Swiss cities and started to increase her musical self-confidence and sharpen her skills.
With her debut EP ‘Unbound’, produced by the Grammy Award winning musician Jeremy Mage, Caroline Alves develop her own signature sound somewhere between pop, trip-hop, soul, and jazz. Caroline’s style is unique : it surprises, gets right under your skin, can let you dream, makes you cry or makes you dance wildly.
Caroline Alves quickly aroused the interest of the scene : two remixes with Dr. Mo (Lo & Leduc, Nemo and many more), a feature with Manillio and cooperations with the Jurassic rapper Sim's. In 2018. her songs started to appear in the rotations of the most important Swiss radio stations such as Couleur3, RTS La Première and SRF. The EP also opened the doors for some bigger live concerts, such as Festi'Neuch, Gurtenfestival, Les Docks, Les Créatives Festival and stages in France and Germany.
With the Olten-based producer duo Stereotyp (Klischée, among others), Caroline Alves worked on her debut album and refined her unique sound. In 2020, the result of this new constellation was released: her debut album "Moonlight". Eight impressive and lovingly produced songs, which do not hide themselves from difficult topics. Self-doubt, escape, excesses, failed relationships, and fear of loss - and yet there is always that hopeful, resonant note, and an incredible strength. Exactly this ambivalence is also perfectly expressed in the lead single "Sticks and Stones".
In 2021, Caroline Alves won the Swiss Music Award as “Best Talent”, a very important step in her career that will open more and more doors to the artist who sing herself free from her demons.