Happy birthday to Mathilde Gerner, who turns 25 today.
Who is Mathilde Gerner? She is the French singer better known by her stage name, Hoshi. But you probably guessed that already.
So named because of her love of Japanese culture, Hoshi writes and performs songs with deep and complex emotion. She's been part of the music scene in France for a decade, between reality music competitions, street music, and finally recording her own music on her own terms.
She's an underappreciated gem, and thanks to Spotify for pointing her out to me.