Homegrown singer-songwriter Imogen Clark is set to release her second EP, Bastards on May 21.
A follow-up to her first EP, The Making of Me, Clark’s unique indie-pop-rock tunes are sure to have heads turning. She will also be gracing the Low 302 in Surry Hills with a residency, performing every Tuesday night in May, designating a special theme to each performance.
Kicking off on May 4, Clark will perform a unique set list to the theme ‘Breakup Songs.’
In an interview with City Hub, Clark gave insight into what listeners can expect from Bastards.
“It’s a bit of a continuation of the previous EP,” Clark mused. “That one was more about me figuring out my place in the world and learning more about myself after a long relationship, but this EP is more about the external forces in my life. It’s more about learning how relationships of all different kinds have affected me and have impacted my life.”
When asked about her favourite part of performing live, Clark said “I think performing is the most fun for me because it’s a chance to see the way the songs I’ve written connect with people.”
“When I write these songs, they’re so often autobiographical and they’re something I need to write about as my own cheap version of therapy. But then when I play them live, they take on a life of their own and sometimes people will take meaning from them that I didn’t intend when I wrote it.”
“People will come up to me and say, ‘that song got me through a divorce, or through my family splitting up’ and those moments mean so much to me because it’s just another way of people not feeling alone in this world.”
Staying true to the array of genres her music belongs to, Imogen Clark ended the interview by discussing her musical inspirations.
“I love pop, rock, and indie I feel like I take pieces of all those when I write my music. I’ve got a pretty wide variety [of inspirations], I’m inspired by a lot of classic songwriters from the 60s and 70s, people like Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon. Also, a lot of modern stuff, I’m a huge Taylor Swift fan and I love Maggie Rogers.”
“There’s so many great female songwriters and producers coming up at the moment and it’s a really exciting time to be a woman in music.”
Find tickets to her residency and further information on her upcoming EP Bastards at imogenclark.com.au
By Rida Babar