17 year old Alt Pop Artist Claire Frazier Chats With TMI About Her Debut Single

How excited are you that your debut single is finally out into the world?

I am so psyched for my single to be out. Nobody sees all the hard work that goes into creating and perfecting each aspect of the song. I, along with everyone who has worked on the song, have put in a lot of time and thought into making sure the song is the best it can be. I’m super excited for everyone to get to listen. 

Where did the inspiration for the song come from?

This song is all about wanting something or someone you can’t have. It’s hard to know whether or not you should hold on to things or move on. I think this song does a good job of showing this struggle people have. I never know when I should stay or go. My life is crazy and I never know if I should let people be a part of the wild ride or just make it easier for them and remove myself from the situation. “I Want You Bad” embodies that struggle I have. When I was writing it, I was feeling confused, sad, nostalgic, and exhausted. But after feeling all of those emotions over and over again, I saw that it was time for me to move on. This song is bittersweet, yet also triumphant. 

Any fun moments while creating/recording the song?

One of my favorite parts of the song is the outro. It is such a vibe. I remember when Germain, my manager, and I came up with it. We were both like “woah this is so cool…this is staying.” I was so excited because when I heard the outro it made me feel like I was drowning or something. I feel like it really conveys a sense of helplessness. Partnered with my vocals, the track gets really vulnerable in the outro and allows people to see my artistry. 

What do you hope your supporters will think of the new song?

I hope people can relate to it. I know everyone isn’t going to like it. And that’s okay. I just hope that everyone takes the time to listen to the words. They tell a story of hurt and renewal. 

What’s the process of writing one of your songs?

For “I Want You Bad,” I was sent a short demo of the track late one night. I don’t know why I was up. I had school the next day, but I really clicked with the mood of the track so I stayed up and wrote most of the song that night. That’s when I write most of my songs. I’ll be sitting on my bed at night just thinking about the day, trying to sort out my emotions and settle down. If I can’t stop thinking, then I start writing. It helps me cope with whatever is going on—good or bad. I’ve always enjoyed writing, whether it’s journaling or writing lyrics. I think it’s special to be able to look back on what was going on and see how much you’ve grown. 

Where did your love of music come from?

When I was little, my dad and grandmother would always sing to me. They aren’t musicians or anything. They simply enjoy music. They were always super intentional, pouring emotion into every word they sang. My grandma introduced me to Broadway musicals, while my dad introduced me to the more alternative side of music. Their love of music is what inspired me to love it as well. I quickly picked up writing and started doing musicals at local theaters. I fell in love with being able to tell stories and convey emotions through songs. 

Any other fun projects in the works you can tell us about?

Ya!! I’m hoping to release another single soon after this one. After that, I’m working toward releasing my first EP. :):):) 

Do you have any last things you want to tell your supporters?

THANK YOU for all the support. It truly means so much, especially as a new artist. I can’t wait for you guys to hear more of my stuff. I hope my music will help you get through or celebrate whatever is going on in your life:)

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