Claire George is a Los Angeles-based songwriter who creates spirited, wide-eyed electronic pop, underscored by a striking vocal talent. Her material is a kaleidoscope of swirling synth-pop and moving emotive balladry, capturing the breadth of youthful emotion with a natural sense of wonder.
Following her debut EP from last year, Claire is releasing a new digital single — “Alone, Together" covers the different seasons in the lifecycle of a failed relationship, with the titular phrase shifting meaning over the course of the song, tipping the scale from an expression of obsession and passion to one of hollowness and defeat.
The title track appears alongside an alternate version, co-produced alongside Josh Burgess of Yumi Zouma. “I started playing this song at shows as a piano ballad over a year ago,” Claire explains. “Josh came to one of my shows and saw me play it live, and he approached me about recording the song together. In our session, the song began to take on a different energy than that of the ballad I'd originally written. I thought it would be interesting to create a duality not only within the song, but also by releasing two versions of the song to express the two meanings of the phrase.”
Claire has spent a majority of 2019 on the road, supporting DRAMA and Diane Coffee on nationwide tours, and performing shows in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and Austin at SXSW. Upcoming tour dates include co-headline performances with Moon Diagrams at Elsewhere’s Zone One in Brooklyn and with Maiah Manser at the Moroccan Lounge in Los Angeles.
Prior to releasing music as a solo artist, Claire worked as a topliner, providing the vocal lines for tracks by dance artists Luttrell, Valy Mo, LP Giobbi and others. She also previously served as the lead singer for the San Francisco act HEARTWATCH, but after disbanding in 2016, Claire decided to turn her focus inward, decamping to a quieter setting outside Seattle near where she grew up. With a renewed sense of independence and focus, Claire worked on honing her songwriting and production skills, and emerged with a collection of material that would populate her debut solo release. Relocating to Los Angeles, Claire released the imaginative, swirling Bodies of Water EP with Cascine in late 2018.
high snobiety - ep premiere
"CASCINE continues to have a superb ear for indie pop gems and Claire George might be the most promising signee yet...a solo project that is an immersive soundscape held together by haunting vocals, swelling production, and healing words…”
resident advisor - feature
“The synth pop artist asks a painful question in this dreamy, languid track from her debut EP, Bodies Of Water, out next week…”
stereogum - single premiere
“‘Orbits’ had an isolated, yearning loneliness, but ‘Lonely Or Alone’ channels a more pervasive solitude. It aches, trying to break free of the lyrics’ exile and otherness.”
the hype machine - the stack playlist
“The debut EP from LA-based singer-songwriter and producer Claire George arrives later this month on Cascine. With crystal-clear electronics and "powerful, Lorde-like creases" in her vocals, says Stereogum, George is one to watch.”