Paper Citizen




Exclusive preview of Distraction EP

Coming soon in the summer of 2018

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Hi :) Welcome to the preview of Distraction.
Thanks for taking the time to look through and listen to this 5 track EP.

My name is Claire Gohst, and I am a musician and songwriter from sunny Singapore. I migrated to the USA in 2013 and found myself in the beautiful city of Boston, where I now live in a colorful neighborhood called Allston. 

It's been quite a journey to get here but I'll be quick.

Daughter of an ex-military-captain-turned-preacher-man and an accounting lecturer, at the age of 17 I was kicked out of home shortly after my parents found out that I was gay. 

For the next few years, I found myself living day to day, month to month, moving from bedroom to bedroom, working odd jobs and playing music to support myself. I found new family and friends in the close-knit gay community, fellow artists and music lovers. I played violin and sang backup in the local music scene, playing covers nightly at various bars across the island.

Fast forward to 2013, I moved to Boston alone after receiving a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music. I arrived with the dream to live freely in America and learn from western culture. 

Paper Citizen formed during my final year of college. Through Paper Citizen, I have been finding my own voice and a way to share my story, with the hope of connecting with others through music. 

I've devoted this past year to writing and producing these songs. I took these tunes into the studio with Chicago-born musician/engineer Colin Lester Fleming, and we've put together an album of songs that are a portrait of our feelings of love, sadness and contemplation in the ever-changing world we live in. 

Below you'll find a preview of the pictures and music video. There's is more material on the way (two more videos and one more track) but those still in the post-production stage. We truly hope that you enjoy them as much as we do.