“Cleverly crafted, with each track acting as an intricate part of the bigger picture…Her song writing is unapologetic and parades the simplicities of life as if each moment is magnificent.”
The AU Review
“Vermillion is a record of stature and unravelling complexities.”
“Dipping between jangly guitar numbers, string-laden ballads, and hooky pop tunes, it feels as if Vermillion is Clea’s way of introducing us to her world – all aspects of it.”
Life Without Andy
Clea returns today with a candid and charming video accompaniment to Insecurity; a track about embracing vulnerability, lifted from Clea’s debut album ‘Vermillion’. The video comes hot on the heels of Clea’s single, Dreaming, being named the Song of the Year at the 2019 Queensland Music Awards.
From a lyrical perspective, Clea explains that the track is about “the realisation that honesty and vulnerability are crucial to any relationship. Self-defense is rendered unnecessary, all that’s needed is an acknowledgement of character fallibility, the blight and nature of every human head and heart.”
Directed, filmed and edited by Clea herself, along with friend Lily Cotter, the video for Insecurity sees a series of candid, picturesque moments shared between friends.
“The clip was filmed in Far North Queensland with my two best friend,” Clea says. “I move and breathe in the beauty of the tropics, all my insecurities fade away at the edge of the world with the people I love. That’s not to say they still don’t exist, but for a short period of time I am able to retreat into the deep blue water of a volcanic crater and gain a clear perspective that is otherwise impossible to see in the cluster of the city.”
Clea recorded ‘Vermillion’ together with her partner, musician/producer Alistar Richardson, in a hand-built recording studio perched over a lily-strewn dam in the Scenic Rim in Queensland. “The process of recording the album together, without the burden of time constraints, allowed the songs to evolve, weave and turn. I’m so thankful for the collaborative ease and inspiration I share with Ali when it comes to making music.” Clea says, “We really challenged ourselves musically within this album, providing the perfect platform for my sentiments to take hold.”
The past six months have seen Clea tour with USA popstar King Princess and slot on Beyond The Valley’s lineup alongside the likes of The Kooks, Tash Sultana, Duke Dumont and Client Liaison, as well as perform a stunning, stripped back version of Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus’ Nothing Breaks Like A Heart for Triple J’s Like A Version. Clea also signed to New World Artists in late 2018, signalling that great things are to come from the Brisbane dream-pop artist.
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