Claude announces debut album, shares lead single “twenty something”

“twenty something” is taken from Claude‘s debut record, a lot’s gonna change, out August 12 via American Dreams.

In 2019, Chicago’s Claude introduced her existential dream pop to the world with her Enactor EP. Now, Claudia Ferme is readying the release of her debut album, a lot’s gonna change, which was produced by Michael Mac (a collaborator of Tenci, Tasha, Devin Shaffer and Mia Joy).

“This album is a snapshot of my early-to-mid twenties — formative, sometimes confusing years,” detailed Claude. “I can pinpoint specific experiences and instances that correlate with each song. Yet, I was frustrated I still didn’t have things figured out like I thought I should and that things weren’t working out the way I’d hoped they would.”

The project is introduced by the single “twenty something,” a lush and dreamy offering about the experience of coming of age. “I’d rather be hurt by my own doing, than be let down by someone else, at least that’s what I tell myself,” she sings to reassure herself over warm arrangements. Watch the gorgeous Reilly Drew-directed video and pre-order the album via Bandcamp below.