This week we have a crush on the sister-sister duo CLEWS and their perfectly punk influenced pop song “Want You That Way.” Having the sister relationship everyone has dreamed of, the pair Lily and Grace have taken the sibling band (we’ve all made one in our primary school days, be honest) to the next level, living our Angus and Julia Stone, Jonas Brothers, Jackson 5 dreams.
Mastering the art of making a sad song sound anything but dismal, “Want You That Way” is an anthem of letting go of relationships/friendships that don't click anymore or no longer serve you. A sad revelation of people coming and going from your life, CLEWS have carefully crafted this track to be pop infused, up beat with rock touches.
“This song was part of our live set with our band before we headed into the studio, so it was already fleshed out in terms of the feel and structure.” said Lily. “Even though it's a sad song, Grace and I knew it would lend itself well to being up and poppy sonically - I love Trojan horsing a gut-wrenching story in a fist-pumping anthem. Our band and Dylan, our producer, helped push it to an edgier pop sound that we haven't really done before.”
CLEWS kept busy in 2020, creating their first body of work and continuing to play live shows. They recently returned to stages in Sydney supporting DMA’S and Tash Sultana, selling out two headline shows at The Lansdowne and appearing at venues in Newcastle and Wollongong, always putting a personal touch to their headline appearances for the audiences they now consider part of the big CLEWS extended family.
We are on board to see what CLEWS does next.