Vancouver-born, Toronto-based Alt. R&B singer Claire Mortifee creates music that is poignantly suited for our times. She remarks, “as an artist I have the opportunity to foster deeper collective empathy by being vulnerable in public. This is powerful! I strive to be as real as I possibly can with every artistic offering I make.” With vocal inspiration from Amy Winehouse and Erykah Badu - and a sound reminiscent of SZA - Mortifee’s music dips into neo-soul and synth R&B with ease. With her combined streams already amassing over 2 million plays on Spotify alone, she states “I am so grateful that my music is finding those who need it most.”
Since releasing her debut album Medicines (2017), Mortifee has received critical praise and attention from around the globe, with acclaimed US online/print publication Hype Magazine dubbing her “a modern pop-star with the essence of love behind her music,” and with online network Spindle Magazine celebrating her "simply timeless sound.” Her album’s singles, "Panther Paws", and “Ouroboros,” both produced by multi-Grammy-winning producer Chin Injeti (Drake, Eminem), may have caught your attention on The Yoga Journal’s Soulfood Spotify playlist, or on Global TV’s The Morning Show in Toronto.
In Mortifee’s 2018 online radio interview with New Zealand’s Galaxy 107FM, over 9 million listeners tuned in to hear Claire discuss her next project currently in the works. Slated to be out in 2018, Claire Mortifee’s this next batch of music will be a groundbreaking and genre-bending collaborative effort between various Toronto creatives. Keep your ears open for what’s next.