Clairo shares new song ‘Just For Today’ and note on mental health

The song deals with the musician's struggles with mental health during quarantine

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Clairo has shared a new song on her Instagram page called ‘Just For Today’, accompanying it with a note about her recent experiences with mental health issues. 

The musician sporadically shared a handful of demos and covers throughout the course of 2020 and ‘Just For Today’ marks her first piece of new material of 2021. 

Posting a recording of the song that sounded like it featured birds singing and her dog Joanie in the background, Clairo wrote alongside it: “not sure about you, but my mental health has taken a major dip since quarantine started- at times I feel like i’ve never felt worse. 

“New medication, hotlines, and one scheduled appointment with a psychiatrist later and I’m feeling more like myself again. I wrote this last night and I feel there’s no real reason I should hold onto it.” 

She added: “Hope you enjoy the song and Joanie’s squeaks. Thank you”. She also shared the number for the US’ National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. 

Over an acoustic guitar, Clairo sang on the track: “Mummy, I’m afraid I’ve been talking to the hotline again/ It’s stirring, but the ripples always seek out the ones who carry me.” Listen to it above now. 

Although the musician – whose real name is Claire Cottrill – has been sharing her latest work on social media and Soundcloud, she’s yet to officially release anything since her 2019 debut album ‘Immunity’. 

South Londoner Arlo Parks recently put her own spin on one of the tracks from that record. While in session for SiriusXMU, the star performed a gentle, stripped back take on ‘Bags’. 

Clairo’s original version of the song featured a guest appearance from Haim’s Danielle Haim on drums and was co-produced and co-written by former Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij. 


Read our review of Clairo’s album ‘Sling’

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