A touring member of the fabulous Mess Esque and a member of the much lamented Requin, Brisbane based Keeley Young has just released a very special solo project under the name Claude, and our first blissful encounter is the shimmering, fragile single ‘Tamarind’: a delectable morsel of sonic goodness.
Gently plucking crystalline acoustic guitars support Young’s delicate harmonised vocals which are slightly off-kilter and delayed – lending a hypnotic, ethereal feel like the listener is being cocooned in a cotton wool embrace. Young says of the track:
‘Tamarind’ is about boundaries and knowing when it’s unacceptable for someone to breach them. You’re not taking anything from anybody. Having boundaries doesn’t make you terrible, it makes you healthy.
Like the song itself, the accompanying video is raw and personal: a home self-shot piece with direction from Dan Preindl that reflects a warmth and immediacy to Claude the artist.
‘Tamarind’ is out now through Little Lake Records and can be streamed through the link below: