Clancy is a 19 year old singer songwriter from British Columbia, Canada. From the age of 10 she found love for all things dramatic-theatre, musicals, poetry, and songwriting. After having her musical theatre dreams squashed upon realization she literally could not dance, Clancy turned to writing. Growing up with heavy influences like Blondie, Janis Joplin, and Stevie Nicks to Lady Gaga, Avril Lavigne, and Paramore, Clancy twists rock and alternative pop into her own lane of powerful songwriting.
Clancy began playing live in Dallas, Texas through her last years of High School when she then turned to homeschooling to continue pursing music. During this transition Clancy spent time in London, England where she started her artist project the fall of 2018. Clancy not only explored all aspects of her songwriting for herself, but also opened to door to writing for other artists. Clancy has now landed in LA where she has begun to release and perform her new tracks alongside her band.
Interview by Lexi Schnell
Your debut single was just released this past Friday, how has the response been to the song so far?
The response to the single has been dope. I feel like the single accurately represents the art I appreciate, listen to, and make. I think my listeners were taken by surprise at the vibe, but overall super positive response.
“Subconscious Suicide” seems to have very personal lyrics, can you elaborate on the meaning behind the song?
Subconscious Suicide basically plays ode to driving yourself insane by questioning what you thought you knew. The song was written after just moving to LA, before heading to London to develop my artist project, and being hit with the reality of just how hard this industry is. I was seeing an artist, who I also envied, he saw my naivety and ate the confidence I had to feed his own ego. I realized feeling less talented, beautiful, or worthy of success than another artist is committing suicide to all the self reliance/love I work hard for in order to continue to create my art. If I don’t love it, who will?
How would you describe your music style?
I would say its like a dark alternative, or even avant, pop vibe. You’re pretty much either screaming your face off, crying, or feeling like the baddest bitch. I can’t wait to release more music showcasing that.
Do you think your past experience in musical theatre has had an influence on your current music projects?
Dramatic as hell and addicted to putting on a show, yeah, probably.
What’s the best musical advice you’ve ever been given?
Never give up artistic control. I refuse to be told how to be myself, we live in an industry where we are rewarded for listening/playing the game. Not the move for me personally.
What can we expect to see from you in the future?
Catch my band and I screaming about hypothetical insanity, bad bitches and pain wrapped in love around LA. Singles will be dropped, groupies will be stolen, just a whole lotta bada$$ sh*t. If I’m allowed to say that here hehe. xx