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Claire Elizabeth Cottrill, known professionally as Clairo, is an American singer-songwriter. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Carlisle, Massachusetts, she began posting music on the internet at age 13.

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I'm still writing from personal experiences, which is what people connected with in the first place.
I felt like I needed to be a 'pretty girl' for someone else. I felt like I needed to change a lot about who I actually was to be perfect for them instead of just being who I am genuinely.
Making music has always made me happy. When I go through a situation, the best way for me to get over it is to bundle up all of my emotions about it, put it in a little shell, create something, and then let it go.
I think my parents are the first influence on me music-wise. My dad was into Motown and soul, and my mom was into British '80s pop, like The Trashcan Sinatras. I grew up on that. It was great. They were the first people to really bring music into my life.
I was like this weird, edgy 10-year-old. I was figuring out who I was, obviously at the worst time. I had braces and bangs, and it was a nightmare. — © Clairo
I was like this weird, edgy 10-year-old. I was figuring out who I was, obviously at the worst time. I had braces and bangs, and it was a nightmare.
I want everyone who's listening to know who I am and not just see me as this singer. I want them to feel connected to my story.
The fact that there has to be a man behind my success when I genuinely have worked so hard is frustrating.
My teacher wanted me to do 'Hot Cross Buns,' but all I wanted to learn was 'Island in the Sun' by Weezer.
When you're just making something in your room, you're not thinking that this box with a screen is gonna make you famous. You don't think you're putting yourself out there, because you don't see it on the other side.
I had moved around my whole life. That was the one thing that was always so hard.
YouTube was always a secret space for me. I'd randomly post videos of me singing with guitar, or sometimes I'd post some half-finished film projects I'd made.
I remember the first album I really completely geeked out over was The Shins' 'Wincing The Night Away.' That album was everything to me.
At the end of the day, when people say, 'Oh, she's an industry plant,' I'm like, 'No, I just have representation, like every single other artist you listen to.' I'm not the first person to get a manager.
I'm someone that needs to talk about my problems. I call my mom every single day at school just to vent about random stuff. Singing is the same thing.
It's crazy to feel like you have to sell yourself and just, like, be almost... marketable. I'd never thought of it that way.
I bought this Oxygen midi synth from a flea market in Boston for $10. And then I found a cord in my house that fit it, and so I just started using that to do synth stuff in GarageBand.
We all kind of dreamed about being musicians, but the narrative around being a musician is it'll never happen to you. It's not something that just happens - one in a million shot - all those things that just make you feel like it'll never happen.
My stuff gets in a lot of vaporwave Facebook groups for some reason.
It keeps me from getting too overwhelmed about the industry when I can just do my math homework.
I never want to be one of those artists who feels untouchable and extraordinary. I have to be genuine.
I've always wanted to be a PC Music girl, like Hannah Diamond or SOPHIE.
Before 'Pretty Girl' was released, I didn't really talk about my YouTube channel or show anyone. I didn't expect any of my videos to blow up like 'Pretty Girl' did.
I'm still not entirely sure how 'Pretty Girl' blew up the way it did. It wasn't really meant to. The song was originally meant for a compilation tape for a magazine called 'The Le Sigh', and I made the video in about 30 minutes.
I'm a producer at heart.
'Better' is one of the first real steps I've made into 'pop music,' and this collab feels like a match made in Heaven! — © Clairo
'Better' is one of the first real steps I've made into 'pop music,' and this collab feels like a match made in Heaven!
My friends started making music, and then I started making covers because I was like, 'I don't have anything to write, but I like music.' So I would just cover Frank Ocean songs.
It's really weird being placed into something like that because it was never an intention to make bedroom pop. I was just making music. All the people that have that genre placed on them are not the first people to have a home studio and and post it on the Internet.
My live show experience has not been good. It's just because I haven't had a band or anything. I played a show in Santa Ana that I'm just not proud of at all. It came out of the blue, and I kind of freaked out and took the opportunity because it was the biggest thing I've ever been offered.
I make a point to tweet out really funny comments I get on YouTube videos. I have the most ridiculous ones.
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