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"A gorgeous debut...both relaxing and captivating." Culture Magazine
"Claire Heywood is a different type of soul. If you're looking for someone who has been putting sweat equity into a scene, she deserves a medal." Salt 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
"A flair for tension and release through thoughtfully measured words and melodies" Denver Westword
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Claire Heywood is a Denver-based writer-turned singer/songwriter with a commanding, gritty singing voice and unique lyrical style. Her influences range from Jenny Lewis to Johnny Cash and Lucinda Williams. Heywood's independently-released music has been featured by CPR News, Ditty TV, 105.5 The Colorado Sound, Indie 102.3, and Westword Magazine. Heywood lives in Aurora, Colorado and is recording new music with producer Michael Sandoval heading into 2021.
Claire Heywood is a Denver-based writer-turned singer/songwriter. After playing solo sets for small listening audiences alongside poets and writers for several years, Heywood's full-band debut EP The Wind It Howls was released to warm reception in March 2019. The release was followed by airplay on KTCL 93.3, The Colorado Playlist, and The Colorado Sound. Heywood's set at the Underground Music Showcase was named one of the best of the weekend by 303 Magazine, and the release received positive reviews from Colorado publications like Culture Magazine, Westword, and Salt Magazine.
In 2020, Heywood released three singles and two music videos. 'Python' was streamed more than 90,000 times by 50,000 listeners around the world after being added to Spotify's Discover Weekly Playlist. By June of 2020, she had been featured by Indie 102.3, Ditty TV, and was added into the regular radio rotation at The Colorado Sound. In August, Heywood released Letter Day, an angsty folk-rock song about being broke and hoping for a change. In December, Heywood followed up with a mellower, swung Americana tune about a heartfelt pursuit of creativity entitled I won't resign my love for that old dream.
Heywood's material continues to draw on multiple genres, with songs leaning toward soulful pop, folk, or sometimes a touch of country. Influences range from Jenny Lewis to Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, and Sharon Van Etten.
In early 2021, Heywood plans to continue recording new music as remotely as possible in collaboration with producer and bandmate Michael Sandoval.
Trails- Single, 2018
Old Soul's Motel- Single, 2019
The Wind, It Howls -EP- 2019
Python -Single- April 2020
Letter Day -Single- August 2020
I won't resign my love for that old dream -Single- December 2020