This week we are crushing hard on Loveluck Omens, the new EP from CLEWS. Paving the way for women in modern rock, past, present and future, CLEWS are commanding their space in a male-dominated genre and doing an amazing job at it.
This EP has been a long time coming, for months now we’ve had snippets of the EP sent our way with the releases of “Want You That Way” and “Overluck”. The latter speaks on the internal conflict of fearing being alone, but refusing to settle; prioritizing genuine feelings and chemistry because it’s what we all deserve. The vulnerability in each song is admirable.
Looking into topics of love, luck and the go-between, sisters Lily and Grace have transformed their troubles into an introspective songwriting goldmine. The EP takes on these themes while staying true to their spirited rock sound. With songs like “Cuban Heel” the duo maintain their edge; using their authentic lyrics and soaring instrumentation to capture the feeling of falling for someone.
“This EP and everything that comes with it is a completely unfiltered exploration of a simple idea: I turned 25 last year and have never been in love or in a relationship,” said Lily. “The songs reflect on what it's like to be forever single, to build a wonderful life without a partner in crime and how never having had a boyfriend (or girlfriend) seems like an unusual predicament. As a woman, I have navigated so many ideas around companionship, sex, romance, self-worth, bodies and everything in between and these songs gather all my thoughts on the concept of 'love' that humans have been obsessed with since biblical times.”
CLEWS have big things in store for them. The world better watch out.