Carla Stark

March 01, 2021

Photo Credit: Pictures by Hadrien Hanse / Artistic Direction by Rond Carré Studio

Carla Stark, born Carla Biset-Bentchikou, is 33 years old. With her Algerian-German mother and French father, Carla lived first in France, then in Vietnam and in India. The French-Algerian singer, Belgian at heart, now spends her time between Bombay, London and Belgium, where she settled 13 years ago. Proud of the many different sides of her personality, she describes herself as a chameleon.

Carla grew up listening to both Korn and Stevie Wonder. With the sound of her father’s saxophone in her ears, she was singing the lyrics to Claude Nougaro before she could even talk. As you understand it, music has been a part of her life since the beginning. For 16 years, she works hard on the piano, before leaving it and focusing on high school, that she finished in Vietnam. She then moves to Belgium where she studies at the Solvay Business School et gets a Master in Economics (by presenting a thesis on music therapy).

Just out of school, and after a few years of business experience, Carla feels like she doesn’t belong and decides to follow her heart and be an artist. She takes a few singing lessons, joins a theatre group, then integrates the Cours Florent, a theatre school in Brussels where she will study a few months before joining the Indian music “Beyond Bollywood”, where she will go from being in the production team to being on stage as an actor and a dancer, for the whole Europe tour of the show.

Carla Stark’s latest album “Karma” was a quest. A quest of love and a search to find herself again after a painful breakup. The singer comes back today with a new EP “C.”, sometimes inspired by her deceptions, sometimes by the optimism of her better life. Chameleon with multiple influences, the artist lives between Brussels, London and Mumbai and decides to sing her emotions in booth English and French.

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The video goes from the darkness to the light. From the dark side of being Naive and getting fooled, to all the silver linings that come from giving life and people a chance. The choice to use a one-shot allows the viewer to be transported from one atmosphere to another, scene after scene. As the video goes, I show myself more and more vulnerable, I take out the unnecessary, and somehow gain confidence because of it. I wanted to show who I really am, and not who I want people to see.