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"A gorgeous debut...both relaxing and captivating." Culture Magazine
"With such a strong introduction to the music scene, it’s clear that Heywood’s is a voice that refuses to go unnoticed." 303 Magazine
"Denver (and Colorado as a whole) has been making efforts to define its own style for a while now, one that is wholly different than what you see in other markets. It seems like Claire is falling right in line and pushing to advance the style at large." Salt Magazine
"A flair for tension and release through thoughtfully measured words and melodies" Denver Westword
A longtime creative writer, Claire Heywood quietly explored the crafts of vocal performance and songwriting for two years before beginning to play sets in small listening rooms, mostly in connection with Colorado's literary / arts scene.
In late 2017, Heywood met producer and studio owner Joshua Olsen at Syntax Physic Opera's open mic. They teamed up to record her first release with a full band, who gathered to record over the course of six months at Third & James Studios.
Heywood released The Wind, It Howls independently in March 2019. 303 Magazine called the record "a deeply personal — yet unequivocally relatable — account of love and loss, redemption and healing."