Christine Hoberg - the voice of a Brooklyn angel
Christine Hoberg is the kind of musician you wish would replace every pop-star on the radio. On the corner of Havemeyer and Metropolitan on a hot summer’s night in Williamsburg, I met Christine. Bright eyed and bushy haired she smiled and said, “I’m gonna give you a hug”, arms already around me. Later in the night she would say, “I’m so happy you are who you are”.
Let me just start by saying, if Christine doesn’t make it to wherever she wants to be in the world, I give up on God, humanity and most importantly music. Be that a dramatic statement, there’s a part of me that absolutely means it. She’s gentle, she’s true, she knows herself, and she really cares to get to know others.
Originally from Wisconsin, Christine has been living in Brooklyn for about 4 years. Christine said, “I have worked to pay and continue living in a creative place”. With musicians for neighbors, her apartment serves as her very own creative engine.
“Everyone seems to be either swallowed up, or riding the wave – and you learn very quickly which one you’re going to be”, Christine said. Christine has learned to ride the wave, and with two parents who never shot down her dreams, Christine originally wanted to be a Singer, an astronaut or, get this, a nun. While these three things might seem disconnected, there is a subtle thread that linearly ties them all together. Christine needs to see the world outside of her – be it, the exploration of herself as a musician, the exploration of heaven as a nun, or the exploration of space as an astronaut.
In third grade, as an explorer of truth, Christine staged an uprising with the girls against the boys. She said with a giggle, “The boys kept saying we can’t play sports. I never just ‘believed’ anybody. I thought, ‘you guys are just a bunch of idiots repeating bullshit’”.
While there is an obvious romance to Christine’s music, it is not only about love: “Early on, I wrote a lot about heartbreak, but I don’t just think about love. I think a lot about what my musical self will be communicating to the world”.
While deciding not to finish her College education, mainly because she’s not the type to just check things off of a list, Christine thinks a lot and learns a lot about women and their place in the media – without the structure of a classroom. “One of my goals is to inspire younger women to represent themselves with respect”.
The world needs more Christine’s; it needs more genuine musicians, more genuine people, and more genuine talent. Keep on keeping on, Christine!
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