Ciarra Fragale Harnesses 60’s Motown Heartbreak Pop On Soulful New Single “It’s Only Raining”
Ciarra Fragale is an indie pop singer/songwriter, producer, and actor from NY’s Hudson Valley. By blending the nostalgic traditions of songwriting with unique new-wave sensibilities, she creates a refreshing sound all her own. In addition to making her own music, Ciarra has also composed many works for theater and film.
Her newest single ‘Its Only Raining’ is a modern take on 60’s motown heartbreak pop; pounding keys drive this sunny, upbeat ballad with Ciarra’s one of a kind vocals gliding in and out of doowop harmonies showcasing her masterful musicianship and songwriting prowess. Written about longing and heartbreak, Its Only Raining continues the classic legacy of what makes soul music so appealing, the pain of loss, but in Ciarra’s case, her twist of sunshine and optimism makes her specific brand of soul-pop so beautiful and fresh.
In 2017, Ciarra released her first full-length “Seasons,” written and recorded entirely in her home. It was during this recording process that she started to experiment with different sounds and textures, igniting her love for production. After two more years of touring and recording, Ciarra followed up “Seasons” with her second full-length “Call It What You Will” in 2019. Shedding the nu-folk sound for more of an Indie/alt pop direction, “Call It What You Will” was an ambitious project that artfully portrayed Ciarra’s growth as an artist. Produced by Fragale, the album was recorded at Nashphone Recording, a studio owned and operated by engineer Jesse Bolduc (of the band Candy Ambulance ).
In 2019 after a heavy year of touring both full band and solo, Ciarra relocated to her current home in Western Massachusetts. Since living here she has written and produced many projects–including her 3rd LP, a record that “perfectly encapsulates” the last 18 months of Ciarra’s life. Mastered by Curtis Roush of The Bright Light Social Hour, the electrifying self-titled album is set to release on July 2, 2021.
“The new single “Shapeshifter” wraps around your heart and comes alive with the spirit of an ’80s pop ballad.”BTR Today
“Musically, there’s not only reverence for her pain but a shedding of layers: from her throaty chirps to the soulful textures, it’s all about liberation.”Audiofemme