Last updated: 09/07/2006
Caroline Lufkin is a US electronica singer-songwriter, who debuted in the US with the single Where's My Love under Temporary Residence. She was originally signed under this label because she sent a link to her song, Where's My Love, that she had uploaded at her MySpace account. Her songs sound very minimalistic, and her voice has a lot of purity and clarity to it. Caroline writes her own material, and has a voice not unlike that of Björk. She is the little sister of Olivia Lufkin and older sister to Jeffrey Lufkin.
Caroline moved around a lot when she was younger since her father was formerly a Marine, though she is originally from Okinawa. She lived in North Carolina and California when she was younger. Originally, Caroline became interested in music by listening to classical music played by her parents every morning. Her parents surrounded her with all kinds of art, which also influenced this idea. She also was influenced by sing-along books and the children's movie/toy line Rose Petal Place. She moved to Boston to study at the Berklee School of Music in 1999, and later graduated in 2003. After graduating, Caroline moved back to Tokyo and made a living by recording demo vocal tracks for many artists, as well as vocals for commercials. She was even offered a major label contact herself. After working on an album for months, Caroline was unhappy with the aspects that the record company wanted to change (for example, to make the songs extremely pop/dance sounding) and decided to quit altogether. She later decided to sign with US indies label Temporary Residence.
In the future, Caroline wishes to grow musically and someday wants to operate a Lounge (an artistic centre filled with aesthetic music, artwork, food and architecture), which she sees as the perfect world. Caroline also loves to spend hours and hours staring at artwork or architecture. Caroline's first song, Where's My Love, was available to listen at her MySpace account in late 2004. During this time, she sent the song to the US indies record company Temporary Residence, and they accepted her as a new artist. Where's My Love was officially released as a single on 2005.10.25, however in fact was being distributed in the previous month. Currently (as of 2005), Where's My Love is the highest selling EP at Temporary Residence. Caroline released her debut album, Murmurs, on March 6, 2006, and soon after held her first live at the SxSW music festival in Austin, Texas. The festival ran from March 10-19, and featured 850 other artists (including Dir en grey, ELLEGARDEN and PE'Z). Caroline's live was held at 8:30 pm on March 17 at The Whiskey Bar. Future plans of Caroline's include a concert in Taiwan in July and hopefully a US tour in autumn, as well as the release of her second single, Sunrise.