17-year-old singer and songwriter Clairity encodes a message of empowerment within the glitch-y electronic production and airy pop vocalizations of her music. If you meet her in person, she’s not far from a character in Kick Ass or a Wes Anderson flick. To put it simply, she’s like the rad little sister you wish you had who splits her time between marathon Nintendo 3DS sessions, drawing, rocking Tumblr and Deviant Art, penning short stories, and writing songs.
Beginning voice lessons at the age of eight, she quickly developed a dynamic range. After learning how to play keyboards from instructional videos on YouTube, she’d spend her afternoons writing song after song, architecting a space separate from the confines of super-suburban White House, TN. Songwriter Pebe Sebert became a fan and sometime writing partner, even initiating sessions between her daughter Ke$ha and a still-in-high-school Clairity. An independent A&R scout handed off some of her music to Kara DioGuardi, and the two began a partnership that led to a call from LAVA C.E.O. and founder Jason Flom who signed her in December 2014.
In the Spring of 2015, Clairity introduced herself to the world with her first track for LAVA, “Sharks In The Swimming Pool.” Now, Clairity releases her debut EP ALIENATION, lends a voice to the non-conformist who has a breadth of spirit on the verge of being unlocked.
Alienation EP Track listing