Thursday, 26 November 2020

LISTEN: Clara Mann - 'I Didn't Know You Were Leaving Today'

I've been utilising a week away from work on furlough, stuck at home, trying to be productive here... you might have noticed. Three two-post days in a row is probably a new record! I'm loving sharing so many new artists in particular - it's exciting to think this might be the first place that somebody hears an artist who goes on to become a favourite. Here's hoping! Another debut single for you today, this time from Bristolian singer-songwriter Clara Mann via Sad Club Records

Now, go with me here - listening to this track transported me to the feeling of a Sofar Sounds show. Not knowing much about the artist you're about to hear, but being confident that they're probably going to be superb. The intimacy and delicacy of the performance and the ensuing shock that something could truly be that beautiful. 

The track was produced by Benjamin Spike-Saunders and mastered by Alice Western. On the track, Clara plays piano, guitar and vocals, with additional instrumentation from Marika-Tyler Clark (fiddle) and Felix M-B (harmonium, guitar). Recorded and mixed remotely due to the virus, the home-grown sense seeps through the track, which came to life between Clara and Ben's respective bedrooms. On recording it, Clara comments "it was mostly just me and my mic at my desk, willing the neighbours to keep quiet through the takes. It was okay - just a bit lonely at times!" 

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