YouTuber Clara C made her first appearance on the popular video streaming site back in 2010 with a cover of “Yellow” by Coldplay dedicated to her siblings. Right from the get-go, it was clear that her sweet vocal tone and affable nature would take her far despite the odds of a YouTube musician becoming a breakout success. When she became the first winner of Wong Fu Productions and JC Penney’s International Secret Agents (ISA) talent event it became even more obvious that she was going places, and it was the release of her first album, “The Art in My Heart”, that solidified that. Since then, Clara has released two other full-length albums- “esc” and “Organika” -and has toured and collaborate with multiple other famed YouTube music artists such as David Choi, Joseph Vincent, and, most recently, Charity Vance. Her latest original, entitled “Rye”, released just last November, much to the collective cheers of her many fans.
Lyrically, from my perception, “Rye” has much to do with self-realization: finding that things aren’t really as bad as they seem and that you need to keep pushing forward with a combination of patience and positive thinking in tow in order to find the success that you’ve been searching for. In that sense, “Rye” could be depicted as a life anthem fitting for an end-of-year/beginning-of-the-new-year release in that it offers up a theme that anyone can relate to and encourages them to bring their goals home. Clara’s sweet, enthusiastic delivery of the song alongside its bouncy, piano-laden arrangement helps in painting the positive message which it conveys. It’s great “mood music”– you can just sit yourself down with some headphones and listen to this track to get yourself through some of the more stressful moments in life, which speaks light-years about the young artist’s songwriting skills.
If you’re looking for a great musical pick-me-up by an independent artist who consistently maintains a beautiful tone and sweet croon to her voice, you can’t do much better than lending your ear to the musical stylings of Clara C. Her latest, “Rye”, is one that is especially worth a listen, and you can do so through both YouTube and Bandcamp, the former of which offers up an accompanying music video while the latter of which allows you to download the track. You’d be hard-pressed to find a modern artist as effortlessly uplifting as Clara is, even on that magical place where you can tube.
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