As she readies her debut EP for release in late 2018, Claire George looks outward after years of looking in. In the early years of her career, Claire explored familiar paths as the vocalist of an SF-based indie-pop band and as a top-line songwriter. However, these well-worn trails didn’t suit her, so for the past two years the LA-based songwriter and producer has focused on developing her own sound. In 2016 Claire detached from her previous endeavors and took on a quieter life on the outskirts of Seattle to hone her craft as a producer. Writing incessantly, she impressed an athlete’s training regimen onto her songwriting with the understanding that going from competent to essential could only come through digging deeper, from finding the negative space where true heartache lays.
The resulting batch of tracks is a genre-bending pastiche of electronic and pop influences. From the shimmering sound of “Orbits” to the insular evocation of “Where Do You Go,” Claire’s new tracks paint a deft, impressionistic picture of the transformative power of love, loss, and growing up. Like the subjects they address, the songs are mournful and anthemic, guarded but proud. They speak to the anxious sense of losing one’s youth, while still being acutely aware of how much immaturity surrounds you.
Claire will be performing on the West Coast in 2018 with more extensive touring to come in 2019. You can listen to the first single from the record, “Orbits” (released via Kitsune in February 2018) here.