By. Breanna Palmer
Claud on their second album Supermodels brings listeners into an audio hug through the 13 track list. Whether you’re a fan or not, Claud is able in these few songs to give an intimate performance with vocals, and acoustics to share on relationships both romantic and platonic.
Known for making the kind of pop music that goes well with a midnight snack, Claud opens Supermodel with ‘Crumbs’ setting the album off with guitar acoustics and drowsy vocals pulling the listener into their void.
The record through the next few songs, ‘Dirt’, 'A Good Thing’ and ‘Wet’ is able to blend both pop and alternative elements and brings in a sense of early alternative 2000’s nostalgia which sets up the perfect playlist for either a walk to class, or a midnight drive. One continuous feeling felt through the album is a bond through the experiences Claud sings about, either it being in the song ‘It’s Not About You’, where they share the experience of trying something new, and it breaking a relationship, or ‘The Moving On’, where Claud explains in a quirky way the struggles of moving on from one relationship to another.
‘Paul Rudd’, one of the most relatable and funniest track on the album, with the starting lyric, “And I hardly even noticed, you walk in with that atrocious looking guy on your shoulder” an unexpected line but as the song continues explains a story, that is almost too embarrassingly relatable. When thinking, or choosing a favorite song from Supermodels, I struggled a bit, because I related and connected to several of the songs and lyrics on the album as a whole. However, ‘Spare Tire’, not only was there the emotion and refocus on guitar acoustics and vocals, but a relation in the lyrics of how much time we should give to one person before it becomes too much, and invades your own time for yourself and personal growth.
The last two songs on the album ‘All Over’ and ‘Screwdriver’ do a beautiful job of wrapping the entire work as a whole, with reimplementing those alternative rock elements but also with a pop flare. Calud in these final songs puts their heart on their sleeves and expresses raw emotion with storytelling.
If you're looking to expand your reach when it comes to music, a fan of alternative or pop, or just in need of a really good breakup album. Cauld captures a bit of it all in Supermodels, and leaves fans and new listernes more connected to them and their journey in music, relationships, and life.