Clara Mae Interview
After spending years studying jazz vocals and piano in her small town of Gävle, Sweden, Clara Mae garnered attention by co-writing with the likes of David Guetta, Tiësto and Martin Jensen. A writing session in Stockholm yielded the song “Taped Up Heart,” which was quickly picked up and released by Norwegian production and DJ duo KREAM with Clara featured on vocals. Within a year, it clocked over 100 million cumulative streams and soared to the Top 25 of Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart.
Soon after, Clara Mae signed to Big Beat Records and dove into crafting her debut EP, Sorry For Writing All The Songs About You. The conceptual six-song set unfurls the story of a turbulent relationship—from falling in love at first sight and breaking up to regretting the outcome and ultimately moving on. All six tracks are co-written by Clara and longtime collaborator Cassandra Ströberg.
Sorry For Writing All The Songs About You also features Clara Mae’s collaborative single “Better Me Better You” with Jake Miller, which the duo performed on the Elvis Duran Show and MTV’s TRL. The EP also includes breakthrough singles “I’m Not Her” (praised as “a pop anthem” by Culture Collide), “I Forgot” (deemed “the perfect anthem” for running into an ex-flame by Refinery 29) – both of which have amassed over 25 million combined worldwide streams. “Clara Mae has been putting in work” said Billboard, while Flaunt praised her as “the latest pop sensation on the rise.”