Swedish vocalist Clara Hagman was born in 1991. She developed an interest in music early in life, and by her teenage years she was competing in national singing competitions.
In 2009, Hagman and another vocalist, Julia Williamson, were asked by Swedish mainstream pop legends Ace of Base
to join the band, replacing founding members Jenny
and Linn Berggren. Though Hagman completed one record with the band, 2010's The Golden Ratio, her time in the group would be short-lived. A few years after joining on, there was an abrupt halt to any communication from the founding members of the band, and Hagman and Williamson were left behind without a word as the re-formed Ace of Base
silently disappeared. Hagman quickly got to work on solo material, taking the stage name Clara Mae in 2014 and slowly releasing a string of singles. Her debut single, "Changing Faces," materialized that year, followed the next year by "Avalon." In 2017 she returned with the piano-tinged electronic track "Strip," and hinted at more new music of her own as well as collaborations with others soon to follow. ~ Fred Thomas, Rovi