“Today’s your birthday / want to crash your party” / It’s so hard to explain /Must be a sucker for this pain.”
And just like that, Brooklyn singer-songwriter Claud transports us straight back to our tortured school days, and the all-encompassing heartaches and pains to go along with it.
Identifying as non-binary and repping the LGBTQ+ community, Claud has been swiftly making waves with their brand of dreamy bedroom pop – approaching heart-wrenching themes such as isolation, unrequited love and friendships. We’re not crying, you’re crying.
“I was so emo when I wrote ‘Miss You’,” explains Claud. “I made the song last year when I was in the midst of learning that moving to a new city is really hard and breakups are even harder. Everything was changing in my life and there were so many people that I just wanted to call and say ‘fuck, I miss you.’ I turned this energy into a song that feels like it’s moving really quickly passing you, just a quick moment in time of pure honesty and no poetic sugar coating.”
Listen to “Miss You” below – taken from their new “Sideline Star” EP out October 25.