Songwriters: Graham Marsh, Amber Renee
2019 was a formative year for CLAVVS. The Brooklyn-based indie pop duo released their well-received No Saviors EP in March, just after a successful SXSW debut as one of NPR’s Austin100. The EP garnered millions of streams across platforms, while CLAVVS played festivals and shows all over North America. Songs from No Saviors landed in shows like Netflix’s hit series You, Locke & Key, and in a Garnier Nutrisse commercial. But perhaps most importantly, 2019 was a year of huge personal growth for writer/vocalist Amber Renee and multi-instrumentalist/producer Graham Marsh.
These days, Amber and Graham are looking inward. They’re pushing further into the territory of brighter, slightly more joyful indie pop. This is true of the songs on No Saviors and now on the deluxe edition, which navigates reconciling the past and making the difficult choice to save yourself, even when it’s tempting to expect someone else to do it for you. Songs like “Slow Dive” and “Dark Thoughts” explore the necessity of moving forward, while “Lay Back” and “Half Moon” exist in the overlap between joy and anxiety, nostalgia and hope.
"We're both more interested in finding joy in our music," says Amber. “For a long time, I wrote about the past and the future. But I’ve done a lot of introspection. Now I’m a bit more present.”
draigh "Palm" in SKAM (Facebook Watch)
CLAVVS "Lay Back" in SKAM (Facebook Watch)
CLAVVS "Echo" in Charmed (CW)
CLAVVS "Devils I Know" in Charmed (CW)
CLAVVS "Lay Back" (Bad Tuner Remix) in Garnier (Ad)