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.
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"A genre-bouncing amalgam of trip-hop/jazz/chanson...Clara Tracey brings to her music a libertarian, feminist and theatrical slant."
The Thin Air - Feature Feb 2022
"The lushly-arranged Daniel Fox production puts the Fermanagh-born, Belfast-based Tracey’s layered, technically superlative vocal range at front and centre, offers fragments of the subtly subversive, highly influential Irish stain glass artist & illustrator Harry Clarke."
"Dans le clip de "Soap Girls" on y trouve des thèmes de positivité sexuelle et corporelle, "queerness" et... fromage!"
The Thin Air - Feature Nov 2021
"Soap Girls’ is sub-three minute alt-pop gold"
GCN - December 2021
"Classy, playful and dreamy, ‘Soap Girls’ also has a sapphic quality that can not be missed"