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LA based artist Claud has announced the release of their debut album Super Monster, due out next February via Phoebe Bridgers’ Saddest Factory Records (an imprint of Dead Oceans). The musician has also shared their latest taste of the record, Soft Spot.
Speaking of the new song, the musician shared: “… Sigh. I have a soft spot for lots of people, places, and things. This song is about knowing I can’t be with this one specific person, but my feelings won’t go away… I still hope I run into them, or they randomly text me about something. It’s just me romanticizing what I can’t have and being like “but what if…”.
Super Monster is the tale of lost and found loves, self-discovery and self-definition, played out across thirteen charming tracks. Sad endings and new beginnings are a central theme, with little moments of life becoming big moments as Claud finds their voice through life’s trials and twists.
Claud brings their knack for infectious melodies and skilful lyricism to the collection of songs, capturing the assorted stages of a relationship’s delight and dejection. From locking eyes for the first time, right to the bitter end. The musician illustrated the records artwork herself, creating a self-portrait that serves as a superhero mascot.
Recorded at the famous Electric Lady Studios in New York, Joshua Mehling played on and co-produced several tracks, with the likes of Claire Cottrill (aka Clairo), Melanie Faye, Blu DeTiger, Noa Getzug, Nick Hakim and Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Jake Portrait joining in on the fun.
Soft Spot is out now! Listen to the track below. Super Monster is our February 12, 2021.