Clare Siobhan is a singer-songwriter from Truro, Nova Scotia who has made a home for herself in that cozy little intersection of folk, pop, and soul. Her layered harmonies paired with bright piano and ukulele lay the foundation for warm vocals that touch on connection, relationships, worry, and that age-old search for meaning and belonging that we feel as we grow.
Clare’s been recognized for her lyrical skill several times over the past few years: she won Best Solo Artist of the year at Mount Allison University in 2018, and that same year made it to the Top 100 of CBC’s Searchlight Competition for Canadian artists for her song “Rosemary & Thyme”. In 2020, she won the Toronto Songwriting School’s Lockdown Songwriting Contest for her single “Ten Speed Bike,” a jazz-pop anthem for long-distance lovers separated by quarantine.
Her latest release, “Twice A Day,” began as a short TikTok which blew up overnight, to date garnering over 38,000 views and 11,000 likes. Galvanized by the enthusiastic response, Siobhan recorded the song from her bedroom, and co-produced it remotely with friend Graeme Zinck, meeting over Zoom and sending tracks back and forth over Google Drive. The polished finished product is reminiscent of artists like AURORA and Sylvan Esso for its mellow electronic sparkle, while still remaining true to Siobhan’s folk-jazz influences.
With more solo releases to follow, Clare Siobhan is a must-listen for anyone who loves warm vocals and big feelings.