Riverchild EP (2015)
A few months after Human Eyes was released, Clara already started working on producing more music. Riverchild is an EP composed of 5 tracks. 4 original songs and a cover. Launching this was a part of her final thesis project for school and proceeds from the EP Launch were given to The Tapulanga Foundation.
Available on iTunes, Deezer, & Spotify
Human Eyes (2015)
One would think that coming from a distinguished musical lineage would be an advantage that would come into play. Not a few industry pundits were left wondering when this petite, unassuming but extremely talented singer/songwriter would finally break into the music scene.
But Clara chose not to rush things and carved her own path: she enrolled in MINT College to study MusicBUSINESS Management, where a video of her original composition “Closure” which was recorded and posted in 2012 became a college hit. She took time to soak in the creative environment the school had to offer, and where she would eventually find friends and eventually collaborators that would help develop her unique sound. She would also lend her distinctive voice to a commercial for a popular fast food chain. She would play smallGIGS for school, and later hook up with independent music outfit Sonic Boom, and eventually expand her fan base to a bigger audience. She would then join Philpop 2014, where her collaboration with McCoy Fundales, would serve as a delicious sampling to the mainstream musicMARKET of the great music that was in the wings, waiting for the perfect time. Anticipation for her album release reached a fever pitch, with her haunting rendition of the theme for the independent film “Red.”
The long wait will finally be over.
HUMAN EYES was recorded in three months at the Sonic Boom studio at MINT College and at Loudbox Studios. The album is self-produced, with the help of her dad Joey Benin, indie music impresario Alex Lim, and veteran studio producer/engineer Angee Rozul for mixing and mastering duties. – Mony Romana
Human Eyes was launched in a series of coffee shop tours in partnership with Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Here are some of the videos from that tour: