Rising Star Clairo Was Angelic At Pitchfork Music Fest Check out photos and found video of her performance On Blurred Culture!
“…Over at the Green Stage, I saw the current indie “it girl”. Clairo’s quirky webcam music video for her satirical feminist hit “Pretty Girl” went viral and helped make her a dream-pop starlet in just two years. She’s accumulated a cult-like following thanks to her relatable, girl next door image, but Clairo is striving to move past the fuzzy bedroom pop label. On her latest album Immunity, her voice is as breezy and bell-like as ever, but she’s embracing higher quality production and more complex songwriting.
The rhinestone C on her cheek and coordinating, sparkly initial on each bandmate’s face felt totally Clairo. But as far as her performance style goes, she wasn’t exactly like the goofy girl I’d seen online. She commanded the stage with a poise that normally comes after years of touring rather than a year in college. What did seem to be nearly identical, though, was her voice.
Clairo’s never really been one to hit high notes or elaborate riffs, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from her vocally. It’s not uncommon for pop stars to sound a bit lackluster live. But her singing voice was totally angelic, and I found myself putting my camera down at certain points just to fully appreciate her awe-striking stage presence…”