Alison Clancy is an artist in pursuit of beauty and catharsis. She hails from the mountains of Northern California and moved to New York City with dreams of dancing and creative collaboration, landing a place as a dancer at The Metropolitan Opera. Alongside her dance career, Clancy has continually written music and says “most days start with ballet and end with electric guitar.” Her most recent songs feel like a kind of breakthrough, revealing an intimacy, urgency, and lyrical depth arising from the circumstances of our time: “I am here just becoming some strange kind of love.”
In early 2020, Clancy was a dance soloist for the sweeping overture of Richard Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer — alone with The Met orchestra and stage magic, summoning a lightning storm and celestial ship. When The Met went dark, she found herself adrift. Amidst the chaos, like so many artists through the ages, she found creative refuge in a Church. St. John’s in the West Villag invited her to live on the church’s beautiful campus as an Artist in Residence; Inspired by the shimmering acoustics Alison would spend hours deep into the night composing music on electric guitar with myriad looping and effects pedals. It was here she wrote the hypnotic songs of her EP Mutant Gifts and invited Brent Arnold, and the resonant warmth of his cello, to join her.
Label: Independent Project Records
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