20-year-old (21 in just over two weeks) Claire Cottrill launched her Clairo project as a bedroom DIY effort with the track “Pretty Girl”, which quickly went viral. She signed to FADER thanks to some family connections, eventually teaming with former Vampire Weekend member Rostam to co-produce Immunity.
Speaking to Consequence of Sound about working alongside Rostam, Clairo said,
“We made one song together, then didn’t work together again for months. And then we had a few more days together at some point and we made five songs within three days. We kept making music, and I brought some of my own work to him to help flesh out. ‘Bags’ was a song that I had written on my own and pretty much produced on my own and brought to Rostam. We finished it together, and it could not be where it is without him. It was really cool to go through a process where — I don’t know anything, and he’s so experienced and knows how to make completely perfect records. It was a dream to be able to see him work on music that I made because he’s such a legend.”
Update: Clairo has announced a headlining fall tour.
03. Closer to You
08. White flag
09. Feel something
11. I Wouldn’t Ask You