Clara-Nova’s Broke L.A. Performance Has Me Looking Forward To The Golden Age THOUGHTS+PHOTOS: Clara-Nova @ REGENT THEATRE | BROKE LA 4/22/18
LOS ANGELES, CA- When I was selecting artists to check out at SXSW this year, Clara-Nova’s single “The Illusionist” caught my ear and made my SXSW Spotify playlist. I loved the tracks pulsing cadence, the vocalist’s concise yet airy delivery and the rhythmic nature of the lyrics being sung.
As keen as I was to see Clara-Nova perform, since the artist was Los Angeles based, I decided to hold off on catching a performance in Austin. Thankfully, Broke L.A. remedied the situation.
Clara-Nova is Sydney Wayser and is the moniker that she took on so as to distinguish her current musical repertoire from her more indie-folk leaning songs from earlier in her career. Her performance for Broke L.A. was an eye (and ear) opener for me.
You’ll have to pardon my lack of specifics as I seemed to have misplaced my notes for this performance (yeah … I know it’s a little late …), but I recall the performance being light and breezy, and quite enjoyable. Sydney effused a warm aura that made me think that she was quite affable (which assumption was proved correct when she gave me a CD from her merch table gratis, even though I wanted to pay for it. Backed by a full band, they played a brisk 30 minute set consisting of songs from what I’m going to assume was the latest EP she released around the same time she travelled down to Austin, The Iron Age.
Clara-Nova recently released a new single, “Electric”, which is the first single from her forthcoming EP, the logically titled The Golden Age, and is another catchy tune that makes me want to see her perform again sooner rather than later. Hopefully, I’ll be able to catch her again at the Bootleg Theatre on June 21st when she celebrates the release “Electric”.