I feel so at home getting cozy with AMBY. I am Canadian. I’m from Calgary, Alberta. I lived in Toronto for a year and it’s one of my absolute favourite cities. I plan on living there again at some point in my life. Currently I am spending a lot of time in Los Angeles, so basically I’m in perpetual shock at the endless summer and even more shocked by the people wearing toques in 15C weather.
I’m Alanna Clarke – a solo artist – my music is indie/pop that started in the singer/songwriter world. I like to think of it as temperamental pop – liable to unreasonable changes of mood – everything from the lyrics to the production – it’s pop that just doesn’t quite want to be pop.
I have spent a long time playing music just me, my songs, my guitar and piano, but always imagining more. I’m releasing a series of singles this year that have that sound I’ve always imagined for my songs. I would say it’s the first taste of the type of music I feel most inspired writing and creating. The first single I’m releasing is called ‘Heartstrings’. It has a bit of a blues feel mixed in with the pop. This song has been through a lot and the perspective says more about me than I think I care to admit.
Thank you for reading you wonderful Canadians, eat some Timbits for me.