Sugar & Morphine 2.0 and some end-of-year fun

Bonn, November 7th 2019

Ahoi!

So, here’s something cool: As of this past October, 300 physical copies of my album Sugar & Morphine have been sold. That seems absurd, but it’s true and I am SO EXCITED.
I received the second pressing a few days ago and while I am busy working on new material for the next record, this is a little highlight that I wanted to share with you real quick.

Also, if you want to celebrate with us, here’s a hot and absolutely unbiased event tip:

December 20th, 8 pm @ Brotfabrik Bonn
End-of-year concert with Get Jealous, COLORWAVE and Clara Clasen & Band

I kid you not, I have been planning this gig since the beginning of the year and I am so happy that COLORWAVE and Get Jealous agreed to join us on stage. They are so talented and so much fun live, so be there or be square, people! This is going to be FIRE. ❤
You can get your tickets directly at the Brotfabrik or online via Bonnticket.

See you then?
Cool.

Nothing but love.

– Clara

The picture was taken by Viola Bender.

Quick Sign of Life

Bonn, September 10th 2019

Ahoi!

Friends, life is so wild right now.
In the past month I was on tour with the current state of claustrophobia, travelled to London for a (very) short trip, played a few shows with my band and by myself, wrote new songs and worked on the latest video projects, that are still in the pipeline around here.

So, sorry I didn’t call. I’ll try to be better about that.
But if you’d like to check out a more detailed tour diary and some other behind-the-scenes footage, you can head on over to my patreon page: Patreon.

I’m also part of the New.Heimat.Sounds-community now. They are a network of artists from the rhineland and support emerging bands and songwriters. If you want to take a look, this is their website: New. Heimat. Sounds.

Also also I am playing a bunch of shows in september. I’d love to see you live, so if you feel like coming over, check this out: Gigs

That’s it from me. For now.

Lots of love to you!

– Clara

P.S.: The picture was taken by the lovely Viola Bender.

#raiseyourvoice

Bonn, July 2nd 2019

Ahoi!
Things are brewing at Casa Clasen.
There are some sweet video projects and some fresh songwriting bubbling under the surface as well as a BUNCH of gigs. Many of them are actually with the band, so you if you fancy a solid head bang, let me redirect you to the page with all of the information: Gigs
As a matter of fact, we are also currently perparing for a secret band project which I obviously cannot tell you about. But let’s say if you were one of my patrons, you would already know about it….
(Don’t know what a patron is? Oh, just the coolest people walking the earth. If you care to find out more, another shameless self-promoting link is coming straight your way: PATREON)
In other, solo-gig news: I will soon be touring for the first time! As in „seriously touring“. As in „eight-gigs-in-eight-cities-throughout-Germany-within-14-days-touring“. As in „we-will-actually-be-on-the-road-in-a-band-van-kind-of-touring“.
Who is we?
That would be my friends over at The Current State of Claustrophobia and me. Together, we will be playing a bunch of cities on the #raiseyourvoice-tour to support Kein Bock auf Nazis.They are committed to educating people about Neo-Nazis and fighting their propaganda. You can click the link to learn more and you can check both band pages for details about the gigs.
We would love to see you!

– Clara

(The picture in the background was taken by Ronny Bittner und Viola Bender.)

Exhibition – Behind the Scenes

Berlin, May 14th 2019

Ahoi!
Here’s some behind the scenes footage of the development process for „Exhibition“. It goes along with a new podcast episode that you can find on my soundcloud page: PickApartist Episode 3: Exhibition.

Other than that: I’m in Berlin right now. I played three shows already and they were a lot less intimidating than I expected them to be. People here are really nice and some of them even sang along to my songs.  ❤
I have one more gig scheduled for Thursday. Until then I will keep on soaking up the big city vibes and try to write some new music. After that I’ll be heading from Berlin straight to Neuwied on Friday for my next show. But you can read all about that in the GIGS-section. 

See you soon!

– Clara

EXHIBITION

Bonn, April 2nd 2019

Ahoi!
Today’s the day – the music video for „Exhibition“ is out and alive.

Here’s a link to the full video on YouTube –> Exhibition Video

This song and video mean a lot to me, because from the very beginnig of the songwriting process, this project has fundamentally relied on your input. The lyrics were compiled of real-life quotes said to actual people, you helped me record the choir in the end and I certainly couldn’t have made this video happen without you.

You can listen to the song on Spotify: Exhibition on Spotify

The lyrics can be found right here on this website (or you can turn on the subtitles on the YouTube-Video): Exhibition Lyrics

If you like the video, be sure to share it with your friends. We’ve come pretty far already as a society, but there’s still need for conversation, support and (most importantly) action in terms of equality.

– Clara

PickApartist

Bonn, February 6th 2019

Ahoi!

I’ve been neglecting this site 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