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ABOUT CLARA BLUME

 

Musical sophistication, refined lyrics and an unforgettable voice: Clara Blume lives expression – in her Songwriting as well as her stunning live performances. Her fiery temperament she owes to her mother's Spanish roots, her mysterious aura to the Dutch-Indonesian origins of her father.

For the past ten years Clara has been writing her own songs and performing on stage with a variety of renowned musicians. The result is a stunning collaboration with her brother and Producer Georg Blume that has culminated in her long awaited Debut Album “Here Comes Everything” (earcandy recordings 2015). The record was very well received by critics as well as the public.

While promoting her music, Clara appeared several times on national television and was invited to tour through Austria, Germany, Spain and the U.S. The artist is currently finishing her PhD and working on her second record with Austrian Star Producer Alexander Nefzger.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Born and raised in Vienna (Austria), Clara enjoyed a very musical childhood. The piano first came into her life at the age of 6, alongside the need to find her own language of expression. Soon she has writing her own songs and performing on stage. Still, she felt trapped in her hometown and a sense of wanderlust drove her into the noisy metropolis vortex of Spain’s capital. Clara’s five year stay in Madrid was a decisive turning point in her life: she studied Fine Arts at the renowned Madrid Academy of Arts, waited tables during the night at smoky Jazz-Clubs and rocked out in Punk-Bands where the major players in town soon noticed her talent: as a result The Proud was founded – an ambitious indie rock project with Spain's top producer Pablo Cebrian and star musicians from New York and Buenos Aires. A first taste of Clara’s musical versatility was to be heard in 2012 on the bands first EP "all smoke and echoes". The long years in Madrid brought with them influences and experiences that accompany Clara to this date in her music.

After returning to Vienna, Clara felt that it was especially hard to enter the local music scene due to a lack of live-venues. Together with her two brothers Georg and Philipp Blume and a group of like-minded friends she founded The Singer Songwriter Circus – a travelling concert-platform that presents young Songwriters, together with well established acts, to a broad audience on a monthly basis. For four years now Clara has been a dedicated ambassador for local artists. She and her Circus have been touring the country, presenting over 350 acts, promoting a network of solidarity and raising awareness for the now flourishing local music scene. After her studies of Art and Jazz Clara also began to pursue her love for literature. To keep her mind sharp she is currently writing her dissertation on the German Intervention in the Spanish Civil War. Clara repeatedly emphasizes that the love of literature makes her a better songwriter.

 

 

HERE COMES EVERYTHING

Clara’s goal is to unite pop music with interesting stories and to find new unconventional paths of expression. She calls her musical style “Avantgarde Pop" which is characterized by a blend of pop-rock, indie and jazz elements and combines her high artistic standards with catchy melodies. Far from a one-trick-pony, Clara has confidently named her Debut Album “Here Comes Everything” – inspired by the mantra at the heart of James Joyce's epic dream novel Finnegans Wake. Ladies and gentlemen, here comes everything! Different stories and facets of a rich artistic personality that no matter how varying are always relatable. Through these songs we witness shocking, intimate and vulnerable sides that the artist shares with bold frankness. Her Everything, that she has collected over the years and artfully weaved together.

Who would be better suited to bring out the many different nuances in Clara's songs than her own brother Georg Blume? As successful managing director of audio/film studio Dockyard, Georg is also the proud Producer of his sister’s debut album. He was able to capture the essence of Clara’s songs: her expressive timbre that playfully changes between blaring highs and velvety depths, and her piano, which has accompanied her since early childhood. These two elements which constitute Clara's "sound", he then skilfully arranged with tasteful orchestral sounds, emphasizing the lyrical and classical side of the songs, and mixed them together with elaborate contemporary drum beats and synthesizers. Over 25 musicians played on the record - from taiko drummers to orchestral players – all of them were lovingly woven together by Georg whose sense of style and attention to detail have given birth to an unforgettable tapestry of sound. For the Blume siblings Pop is to be understood as a powerful, emotional vehicle that makes art accessible to as many people as possible. Georg succeeded in producing a record that combines classical and symphonic film music with modern pop production – a truly avant-garde Pop Album. 


HERE COMES EVERYTHING

ALBUM CREDITS 

All songs written and composed by Clara Blume  
Music arranged and produced by Georg Blume
 
Recorded at dockyard sound studio
Recording and editing by Georg Blume at dockyard sound studio
Pianos recorded at C-Arts Studio and dockyard sound studio
 
Tracks 1, 2, 4 mixed by Nikodem Milewski
Tracks 3, 5, 8 mixed by Mischa Janisch
Tracks 6, 7, 9 mixed by Andreas Lettner
Track 10 mixed by Dietz Tinhof
 
All tracks mastered by Mischa Janisch at Sunshine Mastering.
 
Guitars, mandolin, cello: Florian Wagner
Drums, taiko drums, timbal & percussion: Alex Pohn
Bass: Helmut Schartlmüller
Shakuhachi, harp, backing vox: Bryan Benner 
Violins: Laura Balboa García, Maria Ivanova Boneva, Magdalena Wieckowska, 
Magdalena Bednarek, Aleksandra Buczek, Maria Pawlikowska
Cello: Lukas Lauermann, Loukia Loulaki, Lidija Mashek, Hans Wagner
Double Bass: Gerald Mair, Damián Posse
Wiener Horn: Francisco Supin
French Horn: Andrej Kasijan
Trumpet: Christof Zellhofer
Oboe: Ivana Nikolic
Bassoon: Paula Ruiz Iglesias
Spanish guitar: Jonas Skielboe

Press Photography: Pia Clodi
Cover & Press Photography: Anna Hawliczek
Artwork & Design: Andreina Díaz Beltrán 

 

LIVE BAND

Piano, main vocals: Clara Blume
Piano, keys, backing vocals: Georg Blume
Guitars, cello, backing vocals: Florian Wagner
Shakuhachi, harp, guitar, mandolin, backing vocals: Bryan Benner
Drums: Mathias Auinger
Bass: Willi Rosner

 


C L A R A   B L U M E   A L B U M S O N G S 

1. Here Comes Everything 
2. Unreal
3. Hold On
4. Love & Starve
5. Our Narrative
6. One Constant Thought
7. The Waves
8. Trivia
9. La Manquita 
10. Maybe I’m a Satellite


L Y R I C S

 

H E R E   C O M E S   E V E R Y T H I N G

I’ve conquered the world and all seven seas. held it in one palm
I’ve seen the whole connected by strings. All is everything

I flew up high and fell back down but nothing bothers me
I  flew up high and fell back down again

C H O R U S
I am a piece of gold, I am a piece of bold too
I am a piece of you and 
Here Comes Everything, Comes Everything 

It’s moanday of love and tearsday of pain, I am everywhere
I’ve paid my dews sharing my troubles and a lot of drinks. Here Comes Everything

I flew up high and fell back down but nothing bothers me
I flew up high and fell back down again, and again, and again

C H O R U S
I am a piece of gold, I am a piece of bold too
I am a piece of you and Here Comes Everything, Comes

Everyone, two, three, count all of me
For you will only see the parts you mean to see
One two three count all there is to me

C H O R U S
I am a piece of gold, I am a piece of bold too
I am a piece of You and Here Comes Everything, Comes Every I
I am a piece of wrong, I am a piece of real too
I am a piece of you and Here Comes Everything, Comes Everything, Comes Everything 


U N R E A L

You only live in stories of our past 
I knew you but the memory’s fading fast
To get you was what I adored the most
How can one turn in life into a ghost
But what’s done, is done
Cause you’ve become

C H O R U S
Unreal to me
That’s all you’ll ever be
The one that I once knew is now long gone 

I meet your eyes and stare into a void
A cold black horror fills me up inside
So I weep and run
Cause you’ve become

C H O R U S
Unreal to me
That’s all you’ll ever be
The one that I once knew is now long gone 

Unreal to me 
That’s all you’ll ever be
You’re nothing but a shadow losing form 

But what’s done is done, 
Cause you’ve become

C H O R U S
Unreal to me
That’s all you’ll ever


H O L D   O N

How do you see me with different eyes
When I’m lying on the floor wasted
My miserable, tiny self
That screams, and weeps and whines 

How do you love me like no one else does?
When I cannot stand myself most of the time
Though I try to be different 
You’re the one that makes it right 
So please

C H O R U S
Would you hold on to my heart,  
Though it sometimes gets lost in the dark 
Would you hold on to my heart,  
Though sometimes it gets lost, it gets lost, 
in the dark 

How do you read my between the lines?
When I’m blubbering only nonsense 
Though I’m hardly ever right, but you still listen 
How could you be all in one, and I feel like a fragment? 
And you’re the one that makes me whole
So please

C H O R U S
Would you hold on to my heart,  
Though it sometimes gets lost in the dark 
Would you hold on to my heart,  
Though sometimes it gets lost, it gets lost, 
in the dark 

Would you hold on to me?


L O V E   &   S T A R V E

I coughed my heart out 
Years of salty sweat in plain drought 
Like a stray dog waiting for his rain cloud to arrive …

I barked and I bit
Don’t you know the reason I quit
Is rather than be seen as unfit, I’d move on … 

Love and starve or live in sorrow 
Love and starve or live in sorrow 
Love and starve, I’d rather 
Love and starve than live in sorrow 
Love and starve or live in sorrow 
Love and starve, love and starve

C H O R U S
At the edge of the world
Feeling all fear implode, and I said 
Take my hand, don’t fear, just jump with me
Take my hand, don’t fear, and jump down the
Edge of the world
Feeling all fear implode, and I said  
Take my hand, don’t fear, just jump with me
Take my hand, don’t fear, and jump with me
Take my hand, don’t fear, just jump down 
Into a Brave New World


Words don’t weigh here
Only actions measure our fear
Take the last step towards the final frontier
And then we’ll know

Love and starve or live in sorrow 
Love and starve or live in sorrow 
Love and starve, I’d rather 
Love and starve than live in sorrow 
Love and starve or live in sorrow 
Love and starve, love and starve

C H O R U S
At the edge of the world
Feeling all fear implode, and I said
Take my hand, don’t fear, just jump with me
Take my hand, don’t fear, and jump down the
Edge of the world
Feeling all fear implode, and I said
Take my hand, don’t fear, just jump with me
Take my hand, don’t fear, and jump with me
Take my hand, don’t fear, just jump down 
Into a Brave New World

C H O R U S
At the edge of the world
Feeling all fear implode, and I said
Take my hand, don’t fear, just jump with me
Take my hand, don’t fear, and jump down the
Edge of the world
Feeling all fear implode, and I said
Take my hand, don’t fear, just jump with me
Take my hand, don’t fear… 

We’re at the edge of the world
Feeling all fear implode, and I said
Take my hand, don’t fear, just jump with me
Take my hand, don’t fear, and jump down the
Edge of the world
Feeling all fear implode, and I said 
Take my hand, don’t fear, just jump with me
Take my hand, don’t fear, no … 


O N E   C O N S T A N T   T H O U G H T

Here I stand 
Ten years later, twenty lovers later, thirty minutes waiting for my bus to drive in 

I comprehend that the choices that I took back then 
Led me to be where I am 
Hoping all I’ve lived and learned would carry me back home 

C H O R U S
To you, you, you, you, you 
For all times lover
You, you, you, you, you 
You’re the one I really want
You, you, you, you, you 
For all times lover
You, you, you, you … 

Now I’m standing at the edge 
Between caviar with silver spoons and chill-out in the afternoons
Or press my face against this dirty glass to find some rest 
So if I drive to you, 
Would you open up or slam the door
Be insecure or know for sure, 
Hoping hope is all I need to carry me back home

C H O R U S
To you, you, you, you, you 
For all times lover
You, you, you, you, you 
You’re the one I really want
You, you, you, you, you 
For all times lover
You, you, you, you … 

Cause everything else is so random
Men that I’ve thrown out like clothing I’ve worn out
Nothing is too essential for me
Everyone’s random
Places like faces with some colour changes
But everything’s random, everyone’s random
Yeah, everyone’s random but you

You, you, you
So here I stand 
Ten years later, twenty lovers later, thirty minutes waiting for my bus to drive in 

I comprehend that the choices that I took back then 
Led me to be where I am,
Far too far from you 

C H O R U S
you, you, you, you 
For all times lover
You, you, you, you, you 
You’re the one I really want
You, you, you, you, you 
For all times lover
You, you, you, you, you 

You’re my only constant thought 
You, you, you, you 
You’re my only constant thought in this world, you, you 

So here I stand. 


O U R   N A R R A T I V E

Our narrative says that I do
Our narrative says that I will
Love you, until the end of time

Our narrative says that I should
Our narrative says that I would
Love you, until the end of time

Our narrative yells that we cant fail – no!
Our narrative preaches to prevail
Forever, until the end of time … time

When you caught my eye
You were all that I needed
All my doubts in love seemed finally defeated
Oh no, why would they ever come back?

Life would finally extend an olive branch
We’d have tons of kids and live love on a ranch
Oh no, what if it's all for nothing?

Our narrative yells that we cant fail – no!
Our narrative preaches to prevail
Forever, until the end of time

Our narrative recalls I can't scorn
Our narrative whispers that I`ve sworn
To love you, to love you. 

Our narrative says
Our narrative says
That I do

Our narrative says
Our narrative says
That I will

Love you


T H E   W A V E S

Can’t fight the ocean 
Can’t fight the sun 
Can’t make this aching pain undone

Can’t fight the ego, only the self
And the waves that took you in 
The waves that took you in 

C H O R U S
So come back,
Come back, Son 

Can’t fight the ocean, 
Can’t fight the sun 
Why did I let him fly, my only one?
Remind me, of where he went.
Please remind me, of what I am. 

Can’t fight the ocean 
Can’t fight the sun 
Can’t fight the salt that fills your lungs 

Can’t fight the ego, only the self
And the waves that took you in 
The waves that took you in 

C H O R U S
So come back,
Come back, Son 

So come back,
Come back, Son


T R I V I A

There’s a hole inside
A festered wound that thrives
And itch you cannot scratch
A thought you cannot catch
 
We’re fed by default 
Emoticon assault
To lazy to react
To hazy to impact 
 
We fall for the hype and the fake
Yeah, we fall for the hollow, the dull and the remake
We let ourselves fool in this mad masquerade we’re too blind to escape
 
We fall for the loud, for the show, for the strategies
Fall for the cheaters, the dazzlers, the vanities
Fall into nothing but nothing could never feel real 
 
C H O R U S
We’re lost in 
Trivia – trivia – trivia 
We’re lost in 
Trivia – trivia – trivia 
We’re lost in 
Trivia – trivia – trivia 
With our heads in the sand we wont get too far

I miss your smell, your smile
To meet and talk for a while
I lost the sense of how you feel
I’ve lost all sense of what is real, you know 
 
We fall for the hype and the fake
Yeah, we fall for the hollow, the dull and the remake
We let ourselves fool in this mad masquerade we’re too blind to escape
 
We fall for the loud, for the show, for the strategies
For the cheaters, the dazzlers, the vanities
Fall into nothing but nothing could never feel real, never feel real 
 

C H O R U S
We’re lost in 
Trivia – trivia – trivia 
We’re lost in 
Trivia – trivia – trivia 
We’re lost in 
Trivia – trivia – trivia 
With our head in the sand we wont get too far
 
We’re lost in 
Trivia – trivia – trivia 
We’re lost in 
Trivia – trivia – trivia 
We’re lost in 
Trivia – trivia – trivia 
With our heads in the sand we wont get too far

Break the spell that lies over our (sleepy minds)
Trash the walls that we sealed them in 
 
It’s been a long time
It’s been a long time 
It’s been a long time coming 
 
Wash your spam off and break out of it  
Wake your head up and snap out of it 
 
It’s been a long time
It’s been a long time 
It’s been a long time warming up 
 
C H O R U S
We’re lost in trivia
We’re lost in trivia
We’re lost in trivia
With our heads in the sand in the sand we wont get too far 
 
We’re lost in 
Trivia – trivia – trivia 
We’re lost in 
Trivia – trivia – trivia 
We’re lost in 
Trivia – trivia – trivia 
With our head in the sand we wont get too far
 
We’re lost in 
Trivia – trivia – trivia 
We’re lost in 
Trivia – trivia – trivia 
We’re lost in 
Trivia – trivia – trivia 
With our heads in the sand we wont get too far


L A   M A N Q U I T A

Siento que así
Voy muriendo por ti
Poco a poco me pierdo sin mas

Por muy mala suerte
Burlando la muerte
La vida se quedó atrás

Los años me volvieron tiesa
Las grietas confiesan
Sin pena ni piedad

Los siglos dejaron su rastro
Me olvido, me gasto
Anhelo la paz

Como un soldado
Manco y maltratado
La guerra de mi vida fuiste tu, y aún así

A todas horas te canto
Para recordar cuanto
Me quisiste tu

Toda ostentosa
Fui grande y rumbosa
A todo galán resistí

Y ahora soy nada
Una vieja atrapada
En mi deseo por ti

C H O R U S
A quién llamas Manquita?
Qué tu llanto nos llena las calles de triste querer.

Mi llanto, mi llanto – eso es todo lo que soy
Mi canto, mi canto – eso es todo lo que soy


M A Y B E    I ’ M   A   S A T E L L I T E

I was born a servant 
I will have to earn that 
Someday I’ll be flesh and bones

So in every crowd I tune in
Trying to be human 
Trying to be all at once

But all I want 
Is someday to be more than outside
All I want
Is a place to call my own 

C H O R U S
But maybe I’m no life form 
Every day I die for
Feeling a bit more alive

Maybe I’m a tin man 
In the orbit floating tin can 
Maybe I’m a satellite

And I cruise around the world
Never touch but only look 
I take pictures of the living
Only pictures of the living
I take pictures of the living 


I was here before but
No one ever knows that 
I live outside time and space 
And I come, and I rise, and I fall and I hide between stars
Like a star in disguise

But all I want 
Is someday to be more than outside
All I want
Is a place to call my own 

But maybe I’m no life form 
Every day I die for
Feeling a bit more alive

Maybe I’m a tin man 
In the orbit floating tin can 
Maybe I’m a satellite

And I cruise around the world
Never touch but only look 
I take pictures of the living
Only pictures of the living
I take pictures of the living 

 

 

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CLARA BLUME TOUR DATES

 

Our "Here Comes Everything Tour 2015" was a success. Thank you for your support.

We are recently working on new song material for our second record and therefore not announcing new tour dates.

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