Song of the day: Clancy – “Daltonien”


This young pop-punk artist has been everywhere – but her latest single shows that all roads lead to Dallas, and this heartache is temporary.

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Clancy – “Colorblind”
RIYL: cathartically taking a hammer against drywall
What else do you need to know: This energetic and shameless piece will take you back to the days filled with pearl bracelets and fishnet sleeves from Paramore and Avril Lavigne – and add a little more Gen Z flair for good measure.

Clancy’s latest single came to fruition in a scene straight out of an anguish heartbreak music video from the early 2000s. She sat in a park – a place she and her first love dated – and mourned the recent end of their relationship while scribbling in a coloring book in an effort to calm her mind. As she struggled to stay inside the lines, Clancy realized how the nefarious relationship was causing her to lose the confidence she had always embodied.

In the new clip directed by Milan Merlo, paired with the song she was inspired to write that day, Clancy writes “colorblind” on the page and promises herself that no one will take her power back.

Clancy may be known for turning her sorrows into dark, grungy chunks that project the hardships she faced in her previous relationship, but “Colorblind” more epitomizes the metamorphosis experienced after the heartbreak. Indeed, “Colorblind” brings pop-punk to life in a lively celebration of resilience.

The 20-year-old singer-songwriter is originally from British Columbia, but has traveled throughout her musical career and says Dallas is where she found her calling in music. In her final year of high school, she was even homeschooled so that she could focus on furthering her career. She then spent time in London and Los Angeles, which she says enlightened her and inspired her songwriting.

Even after a few city tours, she remains loyal to a city. Clancy now calls Dallas her place and it shows in “Colorblind”. The music video was shot in his north Dallas home and was produced by Dallas music platform The Honey.

Wearing a cowboy hat, Clancy sings about the Angels of Dreaming City screaming at her to come home: “Thought I knew more than before / LA shoved me on the ass.” To that end, “Colorblind” is truly a hymn to rediscovering yourself and your belonging.

If you need to remember that you can color outside the lines every now and then, Clancy is your girl.

Cover photo via Clancy’s Facebook page.


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