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LA based artist Claud is giving fans another taste of the singers upcoming record, Super Monster, with the release of Cuff Your Jeans. The musician is the first signing to Phoebe Bridgers’ new label imprint with Dead Oceans.
Continuing to show their musical skills, Cuff Your Jeans is a pop gem that navigates feelings of yearning. Claud says of the new track, “‘Cuff Your Jeans’ is a song about yearning. I wrote it after having a fever dream about trying to get on a train to see my friend but missing it over and over and over because there was always some obstacle in my way. The dream left me in a cold sweat and extremely frustrated. All elements of this song are a much needed form of rebellion against my redundant lifestyle, and my pitched down vocals in the verses - which appear in a few more places throughout Super Monster - are a way to further a more courageous and outspoken persona.”
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.
Cuff Your Jeans is out now! Watch the music video below.. Super Monster is our February 12, 2021.