- 26 Jan 21
The aching lyrics of 'Just For Today' find 22-year-old Clairo wrestling with the worst her mind can throw at her.
DIY bedroom pop star Clairo has shared a new song called 'Just For Today', a solo-acoustic track about trying to keep on top of your overflowing mental health issues during a turbulent time.
Since dropping her breakout album Immunity in 2019, Massachusetts-raised Clairo (Claire Elizabeth Cottrill) has also been investing time in other young singer-songwriters. She supports Claud on their upcoming album Super Monster and features on Arlo Parks' brilliant forthcoming debut Collapsed in Sunbeams.
On Instagram last night, the young musician described her new track 'Just For Today' to her fans:
“Not sure about you, but my mental health has taken a major dip since quarantine started- at times I feel like i’ve never felt worse. New medication, hotlines, and one scheduled appointment with a psychiatrist later and i’m feeling more like myself again.”
Over the sound of her acoustic guitar, Clairo sings softly about specific struggles:
"Honestly, I didn’t think i’d end up here this time or anywhere at all, I’m distant just enough never fall behind picturing the saddest scene of wearing bedsheets/ and two pats on the back “it just takes time”/ It’s getting late, since when did taking time take all my life?"
"Mommy, I’m afraid I’ve been talking to the hotline again/ It’s stirring, but the ripples always seek out the ones who carry me/ I blocked out the month of February for support/ At least I have this year, I won’t be worrying anyone on tour.”
Her new puppy and Instagram star Joanie occasionally interrupts her singing, but it only adds to the bedroom pop mood nicely.
Check out 'Just For Today' below: