Clairo levels up and treats us to something ‘Better’


Music publications toss around the term “match made in heaven” all the time, but it’s not often that one of the musicians in question is reppin’ Boston. Born Claire Cottrill, Carlisle’s own Clairo has tapped British producer SG Lewis for her new groove-laden electro-pop track “Better.” The tune comes as a quick followup to the singer’s EP diary 001, an equally dreamy collection that debuted in May. “Sam is one of the most talented producers I know,” Clairo says of her collaboration with SG Lewis. “We met the same day that we made this song, and just clicked instantly. ‘Better’ is one of the first real steps I’ve made into pop music and this collab feels like a match made in heaven!” Slip into the sweetness below and prep for Clairo’s very sold out July 20 homecoming gig at The Sinclair in Cambridge. In fact, most of the shows listed after the video jump are sold out. Featured Clairo image by Brooks Sproul.

July 17 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
July 19 – Union Stage – Washington, DC
July 20 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
July 21 – The Foundry @ The Fillmore
July 23 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
July 27 – Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON
July 28 – Mo Pop Festival – Detroit, MI
July 30 – The Basement – Columbus, OH
August 03 – Lollapalooza Festival – Chicago, IL
August 04 – 7THStreet Entry – Minneapolis, MN
August 08 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
August 09 – Holocene – Portland, OR
August 11 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
August 14 – The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
August 16 – Brick & Mortar – San Francisco, CA
August 18 – House of Blues Voodoo Room – San Diego, CA
August 20 – House of Blues Cambridge Room – Dallas, TX
August 21 – House of Blues Peacock Room – Houston, TX
August 23 – Aisle 5 – Atlanta, GA
September 09 – D Code Festival – Madrid, Spain
September 12 – The Garage – London, UK