Updated: Jan 1, 2021
Winter Solstice / The Great Conjunction 2020 (December 21st)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Folk Noir / Holy Blues / Singer-Songwriter / Dreamscapes 🌌
They provide introspective poetry and phantasmagorical soundscapes for us to survive the long nights to come.
How does Clara Engel continue to craft astonishing gorgeous works romanticizing the dark reality of things through fantastic folk noir? I can’t say for sure… certainly physical experience, sharpening their mind, and maybe a touch of cosmic aura! With all things considered, 2020 was a wonderful year for them within the recording realm with two full-length albums: April’s Hatching Under The Star and, being the focus of this review, December’s A New Skin. Clara’s music floats in a mist, honest and true, providing hidden wanderlust passages of yearning, majesty and rejuvenation. This latest instalment incurs us into a deep ethos of self, especially with challenges evermore.