To celebrate the announcement of her brand new album, Sling, Clairo has revealed the project’s first single, “Blouse.” Sling will see its global release on July 16 via FADER Label/Republic Records.
Written and recorded in up-state New York at Allaire Studios, Sling was co-produced by Clairo and Golden Globe/GRAMMY Award-winning producer Jack Antonoff and was announced last night following Clairo’s live performance of “Blouse” on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The singer-songwriter also shared the album artwork along with the announcement that in addition to FADER Label, she has since signed a worldwide deal with esteemed label giants Republic Records.
The track begins with Clairo’s signature guitar strumming, light yet confident, evoking a campfire gathering or a jam session in your parents’s cabin. Her voice effortlessly floats atop this foundation, churning out effortlessly catchy harmonies that blend sharp observations with poetic descriptions. The track slowly introduces a suite of gorgeously arranged strings, giving the song depth and layers betraying a new approach from Clairo.
Praised for her diary-worthy stories earmarked by her sharp commentary and intimate vocals, the singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer has quietly threaded these stories into the fabric of popular culture since she first surfaced as a phenomenon out of her dorm bedroom. Following the success of her 2018 debut, Diary 001 EP, Clairo unveiled her 2019 full-length debut album, Immunity (FADER Label). The now 22-year-old received critical acclaim from the likes of Billboard, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, NME, NPR, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and many more.
Beyond performing on TV shows like Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, and most recently The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, she has notably sold out headline tours as well as joined the bills of Coachella and Lollapalooza. Her growing catalog includes the platinum-certified “Pretty Girl” and gold-certified “4Ever” and “Flaming Hot Cheetos,” in addition to “Are You Bored Yet?”—her platinum collaboration with Wallows. To date, she has amassed over 3 billion streams and counting.