Clare Siobhan gets that change can be terrifying. In fact, it was on the drive home from receiving a piece of shocking, scary news that the award-winning singer-songwriter wrote most of the lyrics for her latest single ‘Flare,’ taking voice memos as she cried.
Clare Siobhan – Flare
Clare Siobhan also understands that there’s a sort of comfort to be found in transition periods. ‘Flare,’ a ukulele-driven folk-pop track, sees Siobhan embracing a courageous optimism towards change by acknowledging that if there’s one thing that’s absolutely certain, it’s uncertainty.
Clare Siobhan (pronounced “shuh-VON”) originally hails from Truro, Nova Scotia, though she’s recently been making waves all throughout Canada. In 2018, she won Best Solo Artist of the Year at Mount Allison University and made it to the Top 100 of CBC’s Searchlight Competition for Canadian Artists for her song ‘Rosemary & Thyme.’ And when the world shut down in 2020, she didn’t put her pen down, instead winning the Toronto Songwriting School’s Lockdown Songwriting Contest for her single ‘Ten Speed Bike.’
Now based in Montreal, Siobhan has found great success, in part thanks to her infinitely watchable online videos. She’s a talented multi-instrumentalist, and her strong performance skills have helped her carve out a significant following on TikTok, where she’s already garnered hundreds of thousands of views.
The singer-songwriter is preparing to take her career to the next level this summer with the release of her debut EP, of which ‘Flare’ is the first single. Siobhan’s bright voice, accompanied by her ability to paint pictures with deeply personal lyrics, evoke flashes of indie-rocker Lucy Dacus. Those gifts are undeniable on ‘Flare,’ a song that will draw you in with its catchy melody and leave you with big emotions.
“When I was writing this song, I looked out my window at the tree in my backyard and thought about the changing of the seasons…life goes on,” Siobhan says of the track. “There’s this inevitability to change, and such stability in its repetition, and that was a comfort to me at the time.”
Be sure to keep Clare Siobhan on your radar, and give ‘Flare’ a listen today — it’s a soothing reminder of the comfort that can be found when we acknowledge the stability of instability.
“Siobhan’s bright voice, accompanied by her ability to paint pictures with deeply personal lyrics, evoke flashes of indie-rocker Lucy Dacus. Those gifts are undeniable on ‘Flare,’ a song that will draw you in with its catchy melody and leave you with big emotions.”
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