Clara Tracey brings to her music “a libertarian, feminist and theatrical slant” (The Irish Times). Originally from Co. Fermanagh, Clara fell in love with the piano at a young age, however her music career took a detour while she studied Law and French in Belfast. It was only after moving to France and experiencing life in a Parisian law firm that she discovered a more artistic lifestyle and started performing in jazz cafes around Paris.
In 2015, Clara moved back to Dublin and has since performed at Electric Picnic, Body & Soul, Another Love Story and the leading Dublin venues under various names and guises. She has played with Aoife Nessa Frances, Maija Sofia and Paddy Hanna. Clara has also toured internationally, playing solo shows in Montreal, Paris, London and New York.
Her debut album Black Forest produced by Daniel Fox (Gilla Band) was recorded between lockdowns at Sonic Studios, Stoneybatter and is the culmination of many years and experiments in songwriting. Her soundscapes and lyrics draw subtle cues from the erotic heroes and heroines of French chanson and literature, from Gainsbourg and Birkin to Colette and Despentes. It will be released via Pizza Pizza Records on 21 October.