Claire George Streams Debut EP via HIGHSNOBIETY
Across the EP's five self-written and self-produced tracks, Claire George combines an imaginative melodic sensibility with swirling electronic productions, crafting a compelling, dreamy and singularly captivating first release. "Two years ago, I moved from San Francisco to a house outside of Seattle after a series of difficult life changes that left me longing for solitude.There I learned to produce and write on my own for the first time," Claire says of the inspiration and production behind Bodies of Water. "This EP is the result of the time I took in isolation to process heartache, loss, anxiety, and self-doubt." Pre-order the EP, which Highsnobiety says is "heavenly...an immersive soundscape held together by haunting vocals, swelling production, and healing words," HERE.
Claire's voice may be familiar to some through her work as a vocal topliner in the electronic space, or as the lead singer for San Francisco act HEARTWATCH, but this project sees Claire turn her focus inward. Seeking space and seclusion, she left the Bay Area in 2016 for a quieter setting outside Seattle, near where she grew up. "At the same time my band split, I went through a break-up and a series of family traumas, quit my job, and left my community in San Francisco," she said. "I had always been an extrovert, so living in isolation for a year and a half was a huge change for me. It was a period of solitude unlike any other I had ever experienced in my life." As a songwriter, she was used to having other voices in the room, but this was the first time she was writing, recording and producing almost entirely on her own. In 2018, she felt the present creative chapter closing and decided to relocate to Southern California to finish the material she had generated over the past two years. The result is the masterfully crafted Bodies of Water EP, her most powerful work to date, and an exciting introduction to this up-and-coming artist.
01. Where Do You Go?
04. Second Guesses
05. Lonely Or Alone
11/18/18 - Portland, OR @ Rontoms #
12/10/18 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade *
2/1/19 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room *
2/2/19 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah *
2/6/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echo *
2/7/19 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop [Popscene] *
2/8/19 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza *
2/10/19 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret *
# - with Natasha Kmeto
* - with Drama