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The Austin 100: Claire George

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Claire George

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Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Genre: Electronic

Why We're Excited: To craft her Bodies of Water EP, electro-pop singer-songwriter Claire George left her cultural comfort zone in the Bay Area for a place where she could spend two years working in peace and solitude. Listen to "Orbits," and you can hear that sense of calm: The song seems to send her voice hurtling through space, but for all its dreamy wonder and celestial wordplay, it stays tethered to this world through kind devotion. "I always thought that when we shot a capsule into space, we'd offer up your laughter on a golden record that'd always play," she sings. "That way, the universe would know there's something out there worth expanding for."


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