It's been written that Clara Lofaro's songs are "laced with soulful grooves...vulnerability and defiance" in a dynamic blend of pop, R&B, rock and jazz. Finding inspiration around her grandparents' record player, Clara developed an early ear for harmonies and began singing in her local community church. In high school, Lofaro interned at Toronto-based recording studio No. 9 Sound before enrolling in Boston's Berklee College of Music on scholarship.
Her latest release, “Born to Love You” is a testament to the enduring power of music as a universal connector to each other and, for Lofaro, to herself.. An equal parts raw and sizzling single, “Born to Love You” was produced and mixed in a Bavarian castle by Christian Lohr (Sting, Joss Stone, Andrea Bocelli), a multi-platinum producer and writer and co-mixed, co-engineered and mastered by Robert Smith (Lady Gaga, U2, David Bowie, Billy Joel). In a recent statement, Lofaro explains, "'Born to Love You' was inspired by music and a romantic love I held at equal value. After the love had gone, music survived. It always will."
Clara has also released “Clara Lofaro,” “Perfekt World,” and “Black + Blue Pearl,” as an independent artist.
In 2012, Lofaro placed over a dozen songs in TV/film including her single “Just Smile” on a national television commercial for Vanity Fair’s “Wipe on a Smile” campaign, which was renewed to broadcast in 2013. Last year, Lofaro’s work was also placed on The Voice and Last Call with Carson Daly, amongst many others.
In 2013, American Idol Season 11 finalist Erika Van Pelt is recording 4 of Lofaro’s songs for her upcoming debut album. In addition to her songwriting collaboration with various artists, Lofaro also produces at the legendary Avatar Studios in Manhattan.
Lofaro has performed alongside Stevie Nicks, Edwin McCain, Kimberly Locke, and Jeffrey Gaines. She was heard by her largest audience ever when she sang “When You Wish Upon a Star” for tens of millions of people in the Disney Super Bowl commercials featuring MVP players of the NFL teams.
Lofaro is the winner of 6 Toronto Music Awards.