Music sensation Clara Bond is easily the next big thing in the UK. Since the release of her hugely successful 2016 EP Out of Towners, this twenty 26-year-old has been embraced for her contemporary spin on country/pop and her honest approach to songwriting. Her new four-track EP Crown sees her expand her horizons with new elements and sounds that have been described as ‘increasingly brave and mature’. In the lead up to the release Clara said, “This feels like a huge leap for me. I’ve finally found a sound that feels completely my own. I genuinely couldn’t be more proud of this project and the people that were involved in it.” I came across Bond’s latest track Pink Wine (from the EP Crown) recently as an example of this challenge to country music modernity being made by country crossover artists. Swept along by emphatic synth-laden sounds and arousing electric guitars, it’s a great example of where Bond wants to go musically. Though if you manged to hear a stripped back version of Pink Wine online, you’ll realise its still country as ever.

Posted by Robert Horvat

Robert Horvat is a Melbourne based blogger. He believes that the world is round and that art is one of our most important treasures. He has seen far too many classic films and believes coffee runs through his veins. As a student of history, he favours ancient and medieval history. Music pretty much rules his life and inspires his moods. Favourite artists include The Beatles, Pearl Jam, Garbage and Lana Del Rey.

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