B O K E H, the artistic alias of Chloë Lewer, is an audiovisual artist, singer, music producer, actress and film producer, hailing from Aotearoa (New Zealand) and based in Berlin since 2011.
Her latest album, entitled 'room 42,' is a record that B O K E H wrote, performed, engineered, and produced herself. The album was crafted in her Berlin studio and on the road, with its name derived from the latitude where the songwriting process began - 42°S in her home country of Aotearoa, as well as a mysterious hotel room where the production of the record started during lockdown in 2020.
B O K E H emerged in 2016 and creates electronic indie pop songs that are gentle and dreamy, yet also bold and powerful, with a touch of melancholy. Her poetic lyrics are enveloped in analog synths, adding a unique layer to her music. Listeners can expect a modern, cinematic, electro-indie pop sound with a nostalgic 80s/90s twist.
With a background in film and acting, B O K E H has a talent for imagining characters and stories, getting lost in fantastical moments. This ability is reflected in her music, which carries a cinematic quality. Through her music, B O K E H draws strength to face life fearlessly and embrace a genuine appreciation for herself and others.
Her artist name comes from the Japanese term ‘bokeh’ which is also used in photography and film to describe a type of blur. Chloë is also a music video producer and director and creates all visual content for B O K E H herself.
Aside from B O K E H, Chloë is also a songwriter/producer for other artists - attending songwriting sessions and music camps regularly. Her releases total to 35 million streams on Spotify alone. Influences include James Blake, L’impératrice, Okay Kaya, Beach House, Soko, Timi Yuro, Karen Dalton