With a maximalist approach to sound and visuals, London's Clarence Clarity reflects and embodies the hyperstimulated world of the 21st century.
After playing with several bands in the 2000s, he chose Clarence Clarity as his solo moniker after deciding that "clarity" was his mantra for this project and discovering the Internet meme Sudden Clarity Clarence (which pictures a young man having an epiphany in the middle of a rave). Soon after his debut track "4GODSLUV" -- which fractured and recombined elements of jungle, hip-hop, and pop in disorienting but compelling ways -- appeared online in late 2012, Clarity's anonymity led to rumors that he was from Fiji or that his music was a new Jai Paul
project. The Save †hyself EP, which featured "4GODSLUV" and three new songs, arrived in September 2013 on 37 Adventures
. His next EP, 2014's Who Am Eye, was released by Bella Union
. The label also issued his 2015 full-length debut, No Now, which Clarity described as "a constant reminder of the infinite flexibility of an absurd universe." ~ Heather Phares