Music from the Heart

Clara Tracey - Baby Witch (single)

Clara Tracey brings to her music “a libertarian, feminist and theatrical slant” (The Irish Times).Originally from county Fermanagh, she fell in love with the piano at a young age, however her music career took a detour when she chose to study 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 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 Anais Nin and Colette. It will be released via Pizza Pizza Records in Autumn 2022.

Baby Witch tries to capture the hedonistic feeling of falling in love and the danger of letting yourself fly so high - ”you buy me, so fly me, higher than before on a beautiful curve to die for,
tilting me gently towards the stratosphere, and I’ll play you there and you’ll sing more brightly than the moon” It  is about trying to just let yourself love someone even when it feels like your hands or mind might be tied.

An upbeat melody with some dark undertones creates the right base for Tracey's distinctive vocal. The result sounds as if taken from the stage production of an acclaimed musical.The piano adds an element of a cabaret or a musical theatre in the true sense of the word.

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