claire brooks releases BODY LANGUAGE
DEBUT SINGLE. AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE AUG 5TH, 2022
Independent musician Claire Brooks releases her debut single Body Language. Written, produced, and performed by Brooks, her track introduces her as a genuine multihyphenate artist. To experience Body Language is to let loose and break things, cry about the nighttime, and take over the world.
Body Language opens with a buttery vocal hook accompanied by her analog synthesizer. Jazzy, sultry chords underlay the song’s lyrical choices that set a tone of confusion that Claire has about her “situationship” with another. As her voice guides the listener through the introduction of the song, a chime of the vintage Juno 106 synth ends the scene, and an unexpected Yo yo yo invites a beat drop and a smooth rap verse. Claire talks about overthinking and under paying-attention in her world that always seems crowded with too many people to remember and connect with.
“This song is a nod to my unhealthy relationship with social media specifically,” Claire explains. “I feel like I’m on my phone way too much because I need to stay connected, but can’t decipher the real and genuine connections from the face-tuned ones.”
Brooks lets her audience know that she’s here for a good time, to listen to good music, to run away from information-overload and chase a feeling instead. She compliments her thoughts with lighthearted topics such as charming addictions to coffee and Advil, and the unholy pairing of the male-gaze and a sundress. Goofy adlibs cut through her verses as if her inner voice has a personality of its own.
When the hook comes back and the song concludes, she makes evidence that her initial confusion is a result of the skewed perception she has of the world that social media addiction has wrought.
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