CLAY is a 22-year-old singer-songwriter based in L.A. with that crisp kind of soul voice you only really want to hear over electric guitar. Fortunately, that's all you've got on “Forgotten How To Fly,” premiering today on The FADER. It's the long-awaited followup to her debut single, “WildThing / 3’s A Crowd.”
“This song, for me, is about when I let the outside world seep into my psyche, influence my thoughts and feelings and actions,” CLAY said over email. “This song is about the moment when I realize I am allowing other's opinions and insecurities and projections as well as societal standards and confines, dictate my happiness. This song is about finding and re-finding the answers within even in darkness. I sing this song to find myself, remind myself, forgive myself, and love myself, and hope that other's resonate and find the same healing while listening.”
At the risk of waiting another year for another track, check her Instagram for short, vocals-only covers of SZA, Etta James, and more.