Bonn, August 13th

Wow, it’s really been eight months since I last updated this website? Yikes.
Apologies to everyone who thought I had bounced. I did the things (a bunch of things actually), I just didn’t feel like writing about them.

So maybe some cool news for a change?
THE NEW ALBUM IS ALMOST FINISHED. I am in the last stage of arranging the demos and we are scheduled to record the final versions in the studio this September. Admittedly, I am neck-deep in songwriting mode and slowly losing my ability to judge whether the songs are actually any good or not, but up until a week or two ago I was really excited about a lot of them. Fingers crossed I’m not editing them for the worse. (In German there’s a very good term for that – „verschlimmbessern“!)
I’m planning for a release in 2022, since I would like to take my time with shooting music videos and putting out singles before the „proper“ launch. I hope you guys are going to enjoy this record. If anything, a lot of hard work has gone into it making it up until now.

Also, there are a few new gig dates! You can find them in the corresponding section on this website (and there are more to follow, so maybe check in every now and again? 😏).

I would be so happy to catch you there!

Other than that, I hope you’re fine.

See you soon!

– Clara

Bonn, January 15th 2021


I hope all of you landed safely and healthily in 2021.
I am happy to announce – anything, really! There are announcements to be made again, isn’t that fantastic?
Firstly I would like to invite all of you to my upcoming live stream concert on January 29th at 8 pm (German time). The show will be streamed live from the Brotfabrik stage and it makes me endlessly happy to be able to walk these grounds again, after such a long time. This is the link to the stream, if you’d like to pop by:

In other news, there is also brandnew merch in the Disentertainment online shop!
The wonderful Lena Jukna designed a bunch of really cool motifs and they are available in all sizes and many different cuts. The shirts are vegan, fair trade and made from 100% organic cotton, as well as printed by a local company. What’s not to like? Be sure to check them out over here and fill in your preferred size in the „Bemerkungen“ („notes“) box at the end of your order:

I hope these two nuggets make your start into the weekend a bit more cheerful.
See you soon!

– Clara

Photo by Viola Bender

Bonn, November 9th 2020


So, here we go again.

We’re a week into the second „lockdown“ over here and everything feels… kind of bleak. Like we’ve been here before, but have lost our first-lockdown-motivation. The „oh-look-it’s-an-ACTUAL-apocalypse“-drive. Our „we’ll-make-this-work“-faces.
I say „we“ and I mean all of us, but the cultural sector and people working in the arts specifically. Recently, there’s a sense of hopelessness in the air when talking to artists, venue owners, sound engineers, light technicians, photographers, actors, etc., that is heartbreaking. But understandable.
And at the same time, I am so tired of feeling hopeless. I am tired of not knowing what to do and being in a bad mood about it. Tired of telling people about it.
I think most of us are ready for some optimism.

I am not sure I can provide you with that just yet, but I can offer you some feeling of community at least.
I have revamped my Patreon account to be a little easier to oversee and to present you with more rewards on each individual tier. And, and that is what I am most excited about – to include more community-based features.
I would like to invite my patrons to join me for an „art exchange“ group call once a month for example. That means that we’ll get together and chat about pieces of art (music, dance, theatre, paintings, performance art, photography, architecture, poetry, books, you name it) that inspired us recently. That way we get to enjoy a good dose of art and intellectual as well as emotional treats each month and, since times for the performing arts are getting increasingly difficult, we can do our part to celebrate and support them. I personally cannot wait to hear about your favourite works and I would love for as many people to join in on this as possible. ❤
If you’re interested and care for some more information, here’s a link:

Thank you for reading my rant and if you consider supporting me on Patreon, an even bigger thank you to you!

Lots of love. ❤


Bonn, June 22nd 2020


Our brand-new live acoustic session is out now and it is called „Cyanide & Cream“! You can stream it anywhere online or buy it at your local CD shop or order it via the Disentertainment Online Shop: Shop
We have also released a bunch of videos along with the album and made a playlist of them on YouTube. You can watch it right here: „Cyanide & Cream“ on YouTube
And lastly, if you want to know more about how C&C came to be and what I deem necessary when going on tour, here’s a short interview with Soundchecker Köln (in German): Interview

We will be playing a live stream show from the Blue Shell in Cologne this coming Monday, June 29th, at 8.30 pm (UTC+01). We, as in „the band“.
We will be playing a mixed set of acoustic and electric versions of our songs, new and old ones, fast and sad ones, originals and a cover!
We look at this as the release show for „Cyanide & Cream“ that we were unable to play due to Corona. If you feel like joining us, just follow this link: Live Stream

Sending you lots of love!

– Clara

The picture for this post was taken by Mark Schmitz.

Bonn, June 4th 2020


There are a bunch of announcements I was going to make today. But I feel like there’s no appropriate or not-tone-deaf way to do that, so I won’t.

Anything non-political seems incredibly insignificant compared to the global state of things. People are fighting for their lives, be it due to the ongoing pandemic or to systemic racism and police brutality. The latter are currently shaking especially white people’s perspectives on society to their core, not just in the US. A lot of us suddenly realize that we have failed to listen and failed to acknowledge the black experience and the struggle of BIPoC adequately. There’s endless need for solidarity right now, for allies with the #blacklivesmatter movement and for lasting change in the way we think, talk and act, for reforms and for unlearning of the inherently racist structures we have grown-up with. Silence feels like complicity and enabling.
And yet. And yet I am a white woman and it is not my place to take up space in the debates that are happening at the moment. I am aware that I can’t possibly understand what it is like to be a person of color in the US, in Germany, or anywhere in the world. That solidarity means listening to, believing and supporting those who have been sharing their stories all this time and to act on what they ask us to do.
There are a number of ressources on the internet about how we can do exactly that. A good start is to educate/re-educate ourselves on the matter:

„Why I am No Longer Talking to White People about Race“ by Reni Eddo-Lodge

In German:

„Exit Racism“ by Tupoka Ogette

„Was weiße Menschen nicht über Rassismus hören wollen aber wissen sollten“ by Alice Hasters

(I inserted the links to the audiobooks on Spotify, but you can also buy those in book form)

Obviously, there are many more sources on the subject. The internet is a really helpful place that way.
Other ways of support are donations, signing petitions, taking to the streets or showing our support online with our communities (as safely as possible in times of Corona – there are ways to protest without risking anyone’s health), having difficult conversations with our friends and family members about racism. Calling people out. Activism works. Checking ourselves constantly. We can’t distance ourselves from the institutional, structural, interpersonal and interalized racism in and around us and pretend it doesn’t affect the way we think. Of course it does. That doesn’t make us „bad people“, but it means we have to own up to that fact and reflect and question and check and check and check and react and change.

– Clara

Bonn, May 8th 2020


Sometimes I feel like I am working on so many projects at once, big and small, urgent and long-term, important and maybe not-so-important but just for fun, that when they time comes to finish an individual one it feels like just one more thing to cross off the list.
Sometimes it seems stupid to then take a moment to appreciate that this thing actually got done, maybe done well even, and that this could be something to be proud of.
Today is a day like this.
We will be releasing our brand-new single „Skin“ today at 4 pm (UTC + 01) on YouTube. The recording of this song didn’t exist until three weeks ago, when my band and I decided it would be a good thing to put out something new in these weird times, as a sign of life, as some new entertainment for everyone stuck at home. I had written it a while ago, but all I had to show for was a wonky demo version.
They ended up liking it. So we recorded all the individual tracks separately in our homes, sent them to Tobi to be mixed and then to Julian to be mastered.
Julian and I also went ahead and shot a little music video in the Brotfabrik in Bonn. That was one and a half weeks ago. He directed, shot and edited the whole thing. If you like what you see, be sure to follow him on Facebook and Instagram.

So, if you want to see what we came up with, here’s a link: „Skin“ Music Video

This is uncomfortably close to my heart and I want you to like it more than I would like to admit.

I hope you are staying healthy and safe and I hope to see you again as soon as possible! ❤

– Clara

Bonn, March 26th 2020


So, as you might have noticed, due to the Corona situation it’s the age of the live streams. Most of us are slowly figuring out how to work the technology and try to provide entertainment for people to consume from the comfort (and safety) of their homes.
Which is why I will start listing the live-streamed concerts I am playing in the future here on this website in the „Gigs“-category with a corresponding link to the streaming plattform.

Conveniently, the next one is coming up tomorrow (Friday, March 27th) at 8pm (UTC+01).
I will be playing a little acoustic show from my bedroom to raise funds for the KUNSTraum, a wonderful, intimate venue in Bonn which, like many, has been hit hard by the current situation.

Here’s the link to the stream: (no profile or registration necessary, just click on the link and watch)
And here’s where you can donate to support the KUNSTraum: Donations

I would love to „see“ you there. ❤
Nothing but love!

– Clara

Bonn, March 17th 2020


So things have been bizarre in the past week. Last friday most of my upcoming shows were cancelled in a matter of hours. Saturday I went busking, kind of as a panicky reaction to the fact that  an important source of my income would fall through for an unforeseeable period of time. On sunday my shift at a local bar was cut short, because nobody came in. Yesterday was my last shift in that bar for a while, because we might be forced to close down or at least reduce the service shifts for a bit.
And yes, that is a selfish way of looking at things. I know these are difficult times for all of us. I hope you and your loved ones are ok and the rules currently in place help to protect those most vulnerable to the Corona threat. Here’s also to not panicking about what’s going on and being kind to each other and rational about what to do.
That being said, especially for people working in the arts and anyone self-employed, this situation feels increasingly ominous. In our field of work there is little to no job security and we heavily rely on people gathering together and sharing experiences.
So if you don’t mind, I would like to say a few things about what is going on in the life of anyone in the creative sector right now, just to explain why some of the people around you might be struggling and what you might be able to do to help.

The musicians in your life for example will not be able to play shows at the moment. For most of us that (and selling merchandise) is our most important source of income though, since nowadays you do not really make money from music sales and streams as a musician (for every stream on Spotify the artist earns between 0,006 and 0,0084 $). Not being able to perform live and not knowing when to be able to resume the gigs will result in them getting creative about how they can distribute their art. That is where they rely on your support. There is also a good opportunity to profit from that for you. Musicians might be streaming live shows on the internet, set up a patreon or crowdfunding page, a shop, work for commission, busk, you name it.

So, if you want to help, here’s what you can do:
– check out your favourite artist’s/place-of-culture’s/etc. social media to see what they come up with and how they would like to be supported
– look them up on Patreon or similar websites
– sign petitions for state-funded relief efforts
– be kind and supportive – emotional support means the world at the moment and kindness is a very valuable currency in general

For me personally, that means that I will try to do a lot more online. I will be writing songs on commission fo example. For 50€ I will write and record a song for you about (almost) any topic you choose. Hit me up.

I also have a patreon page that features fun behind-the-scenes content as a reward. If you would like to check that out, here’s a link:

Feeling overwhelmed and helpless, I also wrote a song about it yesterday. Here it is:
#loveyourlocalartscene in Times of Corona

Sending all the love and strength I can muster to you, wherever you are and however this situation affects you. ❤

Let’s make this work somehow.

– Clara

The picture accompanying this post was taken by Fabian Siepen.

Bonn, February 13th 2020


So, here’s one of the things I can now finally shout at you:


Then there was cake. Both equally exciting!
What does that mean?
First of all – music! A new release is in the near future (another thing I still need to be painfully quiet about, but I promise more details will follow soon)!
Secondly – connections, exposure, gigs. Hoping for a few productive next steps. 🙂

More info soon, just needed to yell this into the internet void real quick!

Nothing but love.

– Clara

The picture for this post was taken by Fabian Siepen.

Bonn, January 6th 2020


My friends, a wild year has recently come to a close and an even wilder one is about to ensue – so I would like to take a moment to reflect and dare a look ahead:

In 2019, we directed and shot our first music video for the „Clara-Clasen“-project, I went on a small tour with another band (The current state of claustrophobia) for the first time, we were on TV (twice!) and on the radio (regularly!), the first 300 copies of „Sugar & Morphine“ sold out and we had to order a second pressing, I moved into my own small studio space, I proposed to Hozier several times via Instagram (still awaiting a response) and I played more than 52 live shows this year, which is more than I ever performed in a twelve month period. Many of those gigs were in places I had never played before and I am incredibly grateful that I got to travel so much for my music.
Personally, this year has been a wild ride for me and I have struggled quite a bit throughout the past months. But in hindsight I honestly think it has still made me the happiest I have ever been.
Which is why I would like to thank all of you for your ongoing support. It really means the world and makes all of this possible. We have some awesome stuff planned for 2020 and I cannot wait to share it with you.

While there are a few things that I cannot really talk about just yet, here are some appetizing bites of what could be expected this year:
– gigs, gigs and more gigs: I am currently working on this year’s (and next year’s) booking and there are many fun, mostly transregional concerts on the horizon; I’m even working on a certain interdisciplinary artsy event that I am so excited about I’m going to burst!
– New music! We will release new music! That’s all I can say, but GODDAMMIT WE WILL RELEASE NEW MUSIC
– There will be at least seven new videos this year! Two of them being actual music videos, the others being part of an awesome series… 🙂
– new songs are being written weekly at the moment; that may or may not result in certain consequences…

So much for my (very vaguely phrased) plans for the new year!
I hope 2020 has treated you kindly so far and you are being kind to yourselves in light of everything that is to come.

Nothing but love!

– Clara

The picture accompanying this post was taken by Ronny Bittner.