Foreign Voice EP
Claire Hawkins brings new life to the term troubadour as a singer/songwriter and travel vlogger. Her genre-defying folk-pop sound reflects her New York City upbringing, and her narrative lyrics are the product of being raised by two polyglot parents.
After releasing her debut EP Even These Words in 2017, Hawkins spent a year studying in Europe, where she developed a passion for travel. In celebration of her travel-themed EP Foreign Voice, Hawkins is touring hostels around Europe on the Foreign Voices Travelers Tour. She is documenting her trips with unique video content, including behind-the-scenes tour vlogs and an interview series with artists from around the world. These videos are available on her YouTube channel.
Hawkins has always believed that music and travel are two of the best ways to bring people together, and the Foreign Voices Travelers Tour has proven that to be true.
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Singer/songwriter and travel vlogger Claire Hawkins released her second EP Foreign Voice on November 22nd. This travel-themed record is centered around the nine months she spent studying music in Europe. On the title track, Hawkins sings about the first stop of her travels: Berlin, Germany.
"It was this very strange, wonderful time," she explains. "I had never moved outside of Manhattan before, and suddenly I was living in a country I had never been to, surrounded by people speaking languages I couldn't understand. I was fully out of my comfort zone... and I loved it."
On the next track, 'Dublin,' Hawkins sings with mixed emotions about celebrating an anti-climactic 21st birthday on her first day in Ireland by herself. On 'Une Partie' (French for "a part"), Hawkins switches between French and English as she sings of the four months she spent in Paris, France. Hawkins reflects on her big city upbringing on the final song on the record 'Pass-By Towns.'
Foreign Voice is about leaning into the discomfort of travel and embracing things you never thought you would do. Keeping with that idea, Hawkins created the Foreign Voices Travelers Tour. Sponsored by Journey Instruments, the tour is taking place in hostels all over Europe. Along the way, Hawkins is creating music-focused travel vlogs and hosting a Foreign Voices interview series with local musicians to showcase different music scenes around the world.
You can listen to Foreign Voice now via this link.
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