Fresh off the release of her new collaboration with Lorde, Clairo has returned with her own new single, “Blouse,” which also features Lorde on backing vocals.
Alongside the release, Clairo has announced her sophomore album, Sling, which is out on July 16th via FADER Label/Republic Records. The follow-up to 2019’s Immunity was recorded with Jack Antonoff.
“Blouse” is a stunning ballad that sees Clairo playing off of Lorde’s background vocals, with a simple guitar line that allows the lyrics to truly shine, with lines like, “Why do I tell you how I feel/ When you’re just looking down my blouse/ It’s something I wouldn’t say out loud/ If touch could make them hear, then touch me now.”
Listen to “Blouse” below.
In a note Clairo posted on social media, she says that her dog Joanie “opened up my world in ways I didn’t think were capable.”
“By caring for her, it forced me to face my own thoughts about parenthood and what it would mean to me,” Clairo adds. “Stories as lessons, regrets as remorse, thinking about something/someone before yourself. It’s a glimpse into a world where I found that domesticity is what I was missing.”