The Ditmas Park-based band Clare and the Reasons released their third album, KR-51, this week, and it’s been receiving some great reviews.
From the New York Times:
Other songs turn surreal, like “Westward,” overlaying folky picking with Hollywood-epic swirls for the tale of a woman trying to sail away from her sorrows. Like the rest of the album, it’s an exquisite, mutable voyage.
About the video above, from a song on the album, NPR says:
The stylish black-and-white video, swirling orchestration and poignant lyrics carry the viewer throughout this bittersweet circus tale, inspired by the NYTimes article. Clare sings, “They left the show to raise you/But it’s all you want/And it’s all you know.” Each verse is punctuated with her anxious, breathy laugh.
And from Paste:
The album’s most redeeming quality is its unobtrusive nature, evoking the same comfortable familiarity as a favorite t-shirt: it floats around you like it just belongs there.