PickApartist

Bonn, February 6th 2019

Ahoi!

I’ve been neglecting this sit a little.
I’m sorry.
But I’m back and I’m live – well, sort of.
I have recorded my first podcast and, – who could have guessed? -, it’s about music. Songwriting, to be more precise. It’s called PickApartist and it was inspired by the „Song Exloder“ podcast by Hirishikesh Hirway (http://songexploder.net –> The link will take you right to it, you should definitely check it out.)
In PickApartist I dissect one of my songs each episode, starting with „Fire“ in the first one. The format is meant to give information about the songwriting process, inspirations for the lyrics, how the songs change in the studio and why certain production decisions were made.

You can find the first episode here: https://soundcloud.com/claraclasen/pickapartist-episode-1-fire

Let me know what you think. More episodes to follow!

See you soon!

– Clara

Thank You, Next

Bonn, December 31st


Ahoi!
2018, you have been quite the ride.
And as you are drawing to a close, I think a moment of gratitude is appropriate.
Thank you to each and everyone who bore with me while I tried to figure things out and to everyone who still supports me in doing so.
Thank you to everyone involved in the making of the album and the release: I would have had nothing to show for myself if it hadn’t been for all of the talented musicians, my producer, my friends, awesome performers, dancers, hands-on helpers, organizational wonders, the concert venue and the sound-and-light-guys, the BUSC, my family, my band, my boyfriend, people who talked or wrote about the release on the radio or in newspapers, on facebook, etc., anyone who gave their feedback and Lena who designed the album artwork. 
Thank you to my patrons for supporting me financially and emotionally on a regular basis. I am humbled by you spending your hard-earned money on me.
Thank you to whoever listens to my music. That is insane.
Thank you for letting me do what I love.
I’m wishing all of you the best for the coming year(s).

And now, off to new absurdities.
2018, you have not always been easy on me. But I am so happy you happened the way you did.
2019, get ready. I’m coming for you.

– Clara out

Photo by Ronny Bittner.


Release

Bonn, October 15th

Ahoi!
It happpened!
The album is out!
We had a big-ass release party!
It was the most amazing event!
Check out these pictures by Ronny Bittner:

So many wonderful people helped make this baby happen, I am lost for words and happy and proud and at peace with the world right now.
If you want to listen to the album, you can do that either on Spotify, Deezer, Amazon, iTunes or any other streaming service of your choice, or you can write to me and I’ll mail you a physical copy!
So stoked and hoping to see you soon!

– Clara out

Sugar & Morphine

Bonn, September 20th

Ahoi!
It is happening, people.
On October 11th 2018 my first studio album will be released to all digital outlets, as well as in physical form. You can get the latter straight from me, right on the release date, because there will be a big-ass party!
Starting at 8 pm at the Brotfabrik in Bonn, there will be a ton of special guests, art, music, dance, other surprises and me performing with my live band for the first time!
You shouldn’t miss it if you enjoy the concept of „fun“.
Hope to see you there!

– Clara out.

PATREON

Bonn, July 26th

Ahoi!
So here’s something cool: I’ve joined the Patreon community!
What’s Patreon?
It’s a type of crowdfunding website that allows you to pledge a certain amount of money to a creator that you like each month. In exchange, you get access to all kinds of great stuff that this creator makes available to you.
In my case, you can choose from behind-the scenes-footage of the album production (and my life, haha), personalized postcards that I will send to you once a month, exclusive cover versions of songs that you choose, live-streamed private concerts and even songs written for you about a topic of your choice!
Here’s a little video about it:

Patreon Video

If you are interested in supporting me, here’s where you can do it:

Clara’s Patreon account

The cool thing about Patreon is that it’s a way to secure a predictable monthly income for artists while keeping their supporters involved in their creative work. I support a few creators myself, each for a little more than the cost of a cup of coffee, and I really like the things I am getting in return.
So if you consider supporting me – thanks a lot! It means the world.

– Clara

Pirates

Bonn, June 13th

Ahoi!

Here’s a little something I worked on recently – a title song for a book! A book about pirates, to be precise! Fucking pirates!
„Hilke und der Fluch der Weser-Wut“ is about Hilke, a little boy with curly hair and a love for reading. One day, he discovers an old book written about one of the most famous pirates of all time: Klaus Störtebekker. The story mentions a curse threatening the entire city of Bremen and Hilke soon understands that there might be more truth to this old tale than he initially thought…
But you know, no spoilers. You’ll have to read it yourself.
The book was written by Marco Dzebro and illustrated by Matthias Holländer. You can find the story, background information and my song „Home to You“ right here on the official website: Weserfluch
See you soon!

– Clara

Gigs and other projects

Bonn, April 27th

Ahoi!

So. I’ve overcome my laryngitis and was able to play a few shows in the past few weeks. I spent some time writing new music and working on existing songs in the studio and I am generally very hyped and happy about what’s to come. So stay tuned. 🙂

Also, we just released a music video with one of my band projects: The band is called Call Me Papa and our track „Doors“ can be found on YouTube, if you follow this link:

„Doors“ Music Video

Lastly, if you’d like to come to any of my next gigs I’ve added a few in the corresponding section on this site. It’d be so cool to see you there!

– Clara