Taking us for a ride is B O K E H, the artistic alter-ego of New Zealand-raised, Berlin-based actress/musician, Chloë Lewer.
It’s hard to believe that Chloë grew up being too shy to sing in front of anyone. Instead, she opted for acting. However, this was to later change after an encounter with a filmmaker who persuaded her to start a ukulele busking adventure with him in Berlin. This developed into a touring band called Charity Children.
Chloë was to later team up with Dutch writer/producer, Wouter Rentema (the drummer of Charity Children), and the pair spent the summer of 2016 locked inside various studios about the German capital and recording synths in a disused chapel in The Netherlands under the alias of B O K E H.
The video for B O K E H’s second single, ‘Don’t Leave The Fire’, showcases her sweet harmonies and fuzzy synths, all under a disco-lit backdrop of stolen hearts and go-karts.
‘Don’t Leave The Fire’ is the lead single from her EP, out now.
Sounds like: Tame Impala, Ekkah, Goldfrapp