"I liked her when she was making music and not just, you know, getting f---ed up."…
- Posted on Mar 12th 2012 11:31AM by Theo Spielberg
The End Records
"I wanted to make music that sounds like it could've been written in the '60s or '70s, but with a big fat hip-hop-like low end," Claret tells Spinner. "I love upbeat '60s music: The British Invasion, the doo-wop dollies, Phil Spector's Wall of Sound, blue-eyed soul, all of it."
Claret's musical epiphany came in her early teens. "When I turned 15, I started sneaking into mod clubs in New York City, where I danced and people-watched until 4 in the morning," she recalls. "The first shows I went to were '60s rock revivals and there was always an amazing rock-and-soul energy. That's where my heart is and that's the music I always wanted to make, but with a fresh feel. I remember being blown away the first time I heard Lauryn Hill's 'Doo Wop (That Thing).' I was so happy that music could sound like that again."
"As for the song, 'Bite Your Tongue,' I will never say publicly who it's about (trust me, you know this person), but I have to say that this person is an utter piece of s---," she reveals. "My last interaction with this person was me saying, 'Forget you know my name and I'll forget you exist.' I'm so glad I got a lyric out of an actual conversation!"
Check it out below and pick up Claret's 'Pleasure Seeker' EP on May 8.