Clara La San hails from Manchester and she’s dropping her mixtape Good Mourning this Friday. She’s been compared to Kelela and Tinashe and whilst those may be apt approximations, Clara La San might be the name to listen for in 2018. I am not great at making predictions so all bets are off. Listen to the lead track, “Feel Good” and let me know your thoughts.
November 2017 sees the anticipated release of a captivating debut mixtape from Manchester singer, songwriter and producer, Clara La San. Written and recorded entirely in her bedroom, ‘Good Mourning’ features additional production from Night Slugs affiliate Jam City.
“I use music to help me understand situations. I write for myself and if there’s nothing for me to say, I won’t write at all.”
Although this is Clara’s first formal project, she has been hotly tipped as one to watch for some time. Her credibility and talent is easily traced back to 2014 when her first SoundCloud upload, ‘Let You Go’, caused waves across the Internet, clocking up over 200,000 plays. Attention continued to grow as she dropped more tracks winning fans worldwide. Notably including London producer Mssngno who she went on to collaborate with on his 2016 ‘Fones’ EP released by XL Recordings.
At eleven tracks long, ‘Good Mourning’ is a sonic diary, written as a way of interpreting life’s ups and downs, often in heartbreaking detail and recorded when emotions are still raw. From opener ‘Rivers’ through to the ethereal ‘Gravity’, Clara bares all whilst never losing composure.
2. Who Said
5. Feel Good
6. Let You Go
7. Answers (Interlude)
9. Run to You
11. Guide Me