Editor's note: This story has been updated to include an interview with the musician.
Dallas singer/songwriter Kaela Sinclair will soon be traveling the world in one of indie music's biggest bands, M83.
The French band, which hit international stardom with its electro-pop tune "Midnight City," recently went on the hunt for a new singer and keyboardist, and on Friday announced the Dallasite was its top choice above hundred of applicants.
Sinclair, who studied at the University of North Texas and has worked closely with Denton-rooted band Midlake, will join M83 on its next tour in support of the forthcoming album, Junk, which comes out April 8.
To land the gig, Sinclair submitted original videos of her work and then after a follow up from M83, she submitted a video of her singing the band’s “Intro.” Lead singer Anthony Gonzales loved the timbre of Sinclair’s voice, she told GuideLive.
Sinclair called the opportunity a "total dream" in an interview with The Dentonite, and says she excited for everything the tour has in store.
"Making music in front of thousands of people every night, seeing the world, working with Anthony and the rest of the very talented crew," she said.
Sinclair's notoriety has been on the rise since becoming a fixture of the local live music scene. Last year, she sang at a Texas Rangers game and more recently, she caught the eye of Buzzfeed with a gorgeous cover of SOHN's "Artifice" in which a multi-screen video view shows her playing and singing every part. The video has since garnered more than 200,000 views.
Sinclair released her debut album, Sun and Mirror, in 2013. Music critic Hunter Hauk described her voice "akin to those of Regina Spektor and Sarah Jaffe." According to Facebook, she's has another album in the works. Expect to see that around spring or summer.
Lucky for locals, they can see the homegrown girl in action when M83 swings through the Bomb Factory on April 8.
h/t The Dentonite