Clairo – Sling (2021) [FLAC 24 bit, 96 kHz]

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Artist: Clairo
Album: Sling
Genre: Folk
Release Date: 2021
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24 bit, 96 kHz
Duration: 44:33
Total Tracks: 12
Total Size: 963 MB


1-1. Clairo – Bambi (04:37)
1-2. Clairo – Amoeba (03:48)
1-3. Clairo – Partridge (03:13)
1-4. Clairo – Zinnias (02:54)
1-5. Clairo – Blouse (03:15)
1-6. Clairo – Wade (04:46)
1-7. Clairo – Harbor (04:24)
1-8. Clairo – Just For Today (03:37)
1-9. Clairo – Joanie (04:45)
1-10. Clairo – Reaper (02:39)
1-11. Clairo – Little Changes (02:40)
1-12. Clairo – Management (03:48)


Sling is the second studio album by American singer and songwriter Clairo. It was released on July 16, 2021, through Fader and Republic. It serves as the follow-up to her debut album, Immunity. The album was announced on June 11, 2021, alongside the release of the lead single, “Blouse”.

Sling was critically acclaimed by music critics, noting its production and subject matter. The album was a commercial success, debuting at number 17 on the US Billboard 200, making it her first top 20 album.You know this record is special from the very first song, “Bambi,” which starts off with quiet keys and softly shuffling drums. The balmy bass comes in, followed by sun-dappled guitar, then languorous woodwind-like guests wandering in at a party, their conversation quieting and rising like a living thing. The center of attention is Claire Cottrill’s-Clairo’s-rich voice. The whole effect is easy and considered in a way that evokes Harry Nilsson. So, too, does “Wade,” with its comforting George Harrison guitar tones, and the gentle violin bounce of “Management.” And after a couple of years of ’90s nostalgia in indie pop, this early-1970s golden glow feels wonderful. There’s a certain lushness to “Partridge,” with its multi-track vocals, twinkling fern-bar piano and rubber-band bass, that is so round and full it’s like a wonderful time machine. Sling is warm and tangible, the opposite of the synthetics creeping into everything today-more like you’re in the room and hearing it live. Credit Cottrill’s instincts as well as those of producer Jack Antonoff, who knows how to inject quirkiness that feels genuine and not forced-and how to tap into heart-on-the-sleeve emotion better than anyone working today. That makes him the perfect match for Cottrill on songs like the angelic and bittersweet “Blouse,” an acoustic track with guest vocals from Lorde. “Why do I tell you how I feel/ When you’re too busy looking down my blouse?” Cotrill sings in the chorus, which she has said refers to the experience of working with predatory men in music. “Mommy, I’m afraid I’ve been talking to the hotline again,” goes “Just for Today.” (Cottrill, who also wrote on her debut of battling depression and anxiety, has clarified it was actually an online chat room for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). It’s one of several songs on the album that reveal the lone ’90s spectre on hand-Elliott Smith-but he falls right in line with the Nilsson, Carpenters and late-era Beatles vibes that wash over Sling. The canyon country of “Reaper” is a real treat, as is the perky, Vince Guaraldi-evoking “Joanie.” “Amoeba” is like a musical onomatopoeia, shape-shifting amorphously before coalescing as this wonderfully confident, almost strutting thing. Go ahead and add this to the Best of 2021 list. – Shelly Ridenour

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