Chubby Cat | IMRO Creative Rooms

July 6, 2022

IMRO Creative Rooms is an online content series that invites artists to share an intimate insight into their creative process, by showing the spaces they create in.

Chubby Cat is an up and coming Dublin based electro pop artist that released her newest single, “not a vibe” on March 18th, 2022.

A music graduate of BIMM Dublin, Chubby Cat is pursuing her music career by moving around the UK and Ireland, working with a number of well-known writers in tandem with perfecting her live sound.

Chubby Cat is dedicated to cultivating a musical space where individuals have the freedom to express themselves however they want while keeping her sound stamped with individuality and creating a style of her own.

How important is it for you to have a dedicated creative space?

It is more than important. It’s essential for me to have somewhere where I feel comfortable enough to create art to the best of my ability without holding back. It’s the same for who is in that space with me. If the dynamic of the people and the space doesn’t work, the art suffers. Using the room in which I grew up in and spent most of my developing years, it makes for a very inspiring work space. Especially for lyrics. When I unexpectedly had to move home a year or so ago, I didn’t foresee some of my best art to be created from my childhood bedroom.

What makes this space work for you?

Everything from the physical aspects right down to the dynamic in this space makes a huge difference in the outcome of my creative work. My room is safe and comfortable and I’m unlikely to be interrupted while in a session. I won’t ever be judged for experimenting and trying out new things in my little bubble. Every small thing effects the outcome of the art. When I work from my room, I can weave even more of my character and personality into my music which is really special to me. So much more intimate.

In what way(s) does this space influence your output?

I’m surrounded by things I have collected from my childhood while I’m working and I think subconsciously, I’m including memories and feelings that I thought would never make an appearance in my art. Sometimes working in the space that had both good and not so good experiences forces you to deal with some still very raw emotions and can then lead to some of the most authentic and relatable artistic outcomes. Being confronted with past experiences while creating new ones can be a really beautiful conflict and I didn’t ever expect to be in this position when I had moved out six years ago. In a way, it will give my current music a common theme without meaning to.

What’s your favourite instrument/piece of kit? And why?

My favourite instrument is the voice. People underestimate the ability a human voice has to capture a listener with only a few notes. The voice is commonly dismissed as being an instrument at all, whereas I beg to differ. The only difference it has is that it’s not visible to the eye. It’s an instrument we are born with and was created for us. Closing my eyes and listening to vocals, I can paint pictures in my mind with ease. Vocals can completely entrance a person and turn every lyric into a dance. Nobody’s voice is the same and nobody’s should ever be compared. Voices unique to each individual. They are one of a kind. That’s what made me fall in love with singing.

What would make this space better for you?

Right now, nothing. I discovered passion for music in this room and so I think it ties in nicely as being the space where I’ve created my first ever releases as an artist but I will outgrow my bedroom for use as a creative work space. For now, it’s part of my life and my past and so, it is relevant as a place of inspiration for my art. As I move out again, my new home will be my new creative space and will then be reflected in my work too. Which will also be relevant to the art I’m creating. As long as I feel safe and inspired as an artist in my dedicated work space, it can’t get better than that.

 

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