From a very young age, Clea has presented herself as the complete artisan. A vibrant young woman unimpeded by authoritative and conventional expectations, she continually strives for creative control and ownership in all aspects of her art; be it music, photography, film, fashion, graphic design, or art direction.
Clea’s passion for music and songwriting runs deep, taking center stage in her life over the past 3 years, and is by far the most significant avenue by which she makes her mark on the world around her. Musically Clea is awash with resonant sounds, be it her velvet voice, the tremor of her acoustic guitar, or the melancholic swirl of the Mellotron. At the core of Clea’s music is the melodic pull, each song drawing the listener in to a world of both discovery and recognition. For Clea, writing music usually starts with the guitar, the strummed melody revealing the sentiment. Her debut single ‘Polyester’ has quietly picked up over 4 million plays on Spotify and earned acclaim from both Australian and international media alike.
This led Clea to embark on a collaboration with fellow musician and ‘Zefereli’ frontman, and now partner, Alistar Richardson in early 2015. After sending Ali a voice memo of ‘Dire Consequences’, Ali gathered all of the rudimentary recording equipment he could find at the time, and crafted a beautifully haunting song that would kick-start Clea’s music career. ‘Dire Consequences’ became Clea’s second single and was quickly picked by Triple J and ushered onto a high rotation spot.
The support for ‘Dire Consequences’ paved the way for Clea’s debut EP ‘Fairweather’, and saw another single ‘Bright Blue’ added to rotation on Triple J, followed by sold out headline shows and jumping on board tours with Holy Holy and Alex The Astronaut.
Clea’s deep immersion in all aspects of the creative process has become second nature, leading her to co-direct, style, and edit the majority of her photoshoots and filmwork, as well as designing and producing promotional material, including posters, merchandise, and cover artwork.