Scandipop readers may well be familiar with this girl already, particularly if they had even a passing interest in the most recent incarnation of Ace of Base. Back in 2010 Clara Hagman was unveiled as one of the two new members of the Swedish quartet, and with them she released their fifth studio album ‘The Golden Ratio’. The project had zero success in Sweden, and not that much more anywhere else either – despite it being a fantastic record. And unsurprisingly, the band is in limbo once more. With that, Clara Hagman is out on her own again. And she’s been recording her first solo EP. A few weeks back she put out the first taster of her new music on her Soundcloud page. It’s called ‘Changing Faces’, and you can listen to it below. Oh and she’s changed her name too – you can call her Clara Mae now.
‘Changing Faces’ is a mid-tempo piano ballad. Depending on which point of the song you’re at, it has hints of an r&b flavour to it, and hints of a rock flavour too. But either way it’s very much singer/songwriter fare, and a world away from what she did on that one Ace of Base album. In truth, her voice is much more suited to this kind of music too.
Fans of Clara’s vox will be pleased to learn that she also provided them for ‘Save Me’ by Raise – a dance track which went to number 1 on the Swedish iTunes chart a few weeks back.
Here’s ‘Changing Faces’;