Earlier this month, Claud announced his second album Mannequinswhich follows the success of 2021 super monster. Lead single “Every F*cking Time” was an emotional ballad with visceral lyricism that foreshadowed a mature record. Now they’re back with two more tracks, “Crumbs” and “Wet.”
“Crumbs,” like “Every F*cking Time,” has a slow beat and soft sound but powerful lines. “I would kill for you, I killed for you and I did it for love / Because the little things add up”, they fall asleep on sweet chords. “Wet” is a bit more upbeat but retains an intimate, lo-fi aura as they sing about complicated relationships.
“‘Crumbs’ was born out of a few days of tears inside, while ‘Wet’ was written in one quick sitting, the writing process being as kinetic as the result,” they explained in a statement. . “Writing those two songs was like dropping a rock into a pond, really upsetting the way I see myself as an artist. My hands shake when I play these songs for people, which means I’ve accessed a new vulnerability in my songwriting that I hadn’t had access to before. I’m so excited to release ‘Crumbs’ and ‘Wet’ to the world.
Listen to “Crumbs” above and “Wet” below.
Mannequins was released 7/14 on Saddest Factory Records. Find more information here.