80’s Retro Throwback With “X257” by DAV!D & CLARA
DAV!D&CLARA is a unique combo where David is the lead working together with his computer, Clara. The combo produce an 80’s style electronic and industrial, melding them together to make a unique sound of dark electro-pop.His album art and music videos also execute his vision and sound as an artist with its bold and abstract patterns and colors.
“X257”, is reminiscent of early 80’s music much like the eurythmics but with a slightly darker and angsty tone. The sound is experimental, heavy synth and sensual to the listener which leaves them wondering how the song will progress further. The lyrics are highly sensual and blunt in which David states exactly what he is thinking and wants. DAV!D & CLARA are unique to say the least, and bring a new sound to the table. A hefty bass is involved giving it a simple yet edgy progression along with David’s interesting and provoking vocals. David’s vocals are expressive yet minimal, no crazy runs or hard to manage notes. Instead, David focuses his vocals to present the listener how angsty he is with presumably his lover and that is well achieved. Runs and crazy notes are not needed in this song and would probably do it harm because of the industrial retro sound that it encases. DAV!D & CLARA have their own website where you can keep up with them with their youtube videos and even find out where they have shows! This is definitely worth a listen and will spice up your playlist. Listen to 'X257' here.
We had the chance to talk with DAV!D & CLARA. Here's what he had to say!
Care to introduce yourself?
I'm David. I am a singer and songwriter living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I began writing songs at the age of 13 and have moved on to produce my own melodies/beats, and vocal production. The name DAV!D&CLARA is a moniker of myself and my computer, Clara.
Can you tell us a bit about your new song 'X257' and the writing style behind it?
I can't describe exactly how I write a song. It comes to me, sometimes out of nowhere.
Where did the inspiration behind the song come from?
I initially made a demo of it while on vacation last year and let it sit, brushing it up here and there. Ultimately I re-recorded the vocals, and fine tuned the mixing. It's mostly about my love of traveling and experiencing life to it's fullest.
What are 3 things you'd love your fans to know about you?
Wasn't expecting this but I'll give it a stab. I am both a introvert and extrovert. My addiction is making music and art, and I can't stop listening to Britney Spears.
Any upcoming shows? For a new fan who hasn’t seen you live yet, how would you describe your live performance?
Here and there. Music is my passion, but would love to turn it into a full time career. Mostly Facebook shows with the equipment I have, which I'm looking to upgrade soon. Sadly my full time job gets in the way, and wish I could spend more time on my music. I try to focus more on my vocal ability and strength than theatrics. But if I knew more theatrics I would employ them emotionally.
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