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Claire Heywood


  1. 1.
    Old Soul's Motel
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    The Wind, It Howls
  3. 3.
    The Canyon
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    Great Pretender
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CLAIRE HEYWOOD is a singer-songwriter whose smoky, emotive voice and thoughtful lyrics have captivated audiences in vulnerable solo shows.
A longtime creative writer, Heywood quietly explored the crafts of vocal performance and songwriting for two years before beginning to play sets in small listening rooms, mostly in connection with Colorado's literary/arts scene.
In 2017, Heywood met producer and studio/label owner Joshua Olsen at Syntax Physic Opera’s open mic. They teamed up to record her first EP at Third & James Studios, produced by Olsen and backed by a full band: Aaron Rothe (keys), Duncan Britt (Rhodes) Michael Sandoval (lead guitar), Wes Barton (drums) and Trevor Vader (bass.) In a collaborative, relaxed composition process, the group reimagined Heywood's songs over the course of seven months, keeping much of the structure and the exact lyrics/ vocal melodies from her solo songs. The group called on Heywood's influences from soul to pop and folk, creating a full, bright landscape for Heywood to weave her emotive lyrics and melodies through.
The Wind, It Howls was released in March 2019.


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