CLARA-NOVA is the mesmerizing new project from French-American artist, Sydney Wayser.
Wayser grew up between Los Angeles and New York, while spending her summers in Paris. The Louvre Palace and the Orangerie being only a few blocks from her apartment, she quickly gleaned much of French culture, leading her to musical influences that include Edith Piaf, Serge Gainsbourg, and Jacques Brel, among many others.
Last fall, CLARA-NOVA toured North America supporting the Kooks, and in August she issued her debut single, “An Island” in advance of her forthcoming EP, which has since been taking people by storm and charting on Spotify’s “fresh finds” and “artist to watch” charts.
Now based in Echo Park – Los Angeles, Wasyer is also known for her prolific work as a songwriter and collaborator, and has been a synch darling for years. Her music and vocals appearances have been featured in many film and tv spots, including Shameless, Grey’s Anatomy, and the trailer for 2014 film “Exodus”.
There is a sense of mystical purposefulness that surrounds the rise of CLARA-NOVA and the body of music gifted to her in this transformation. “It’s hard to accept change, but when you get to the other side, you can finally acknowledge why you did all the things you did. CLARA-NOVA represents my story, but I hope people listen with an open heart and find their own stories in the songs.”