If you were one of the many to join TikTok in the 2020 lockdowns, chances are you were listening to Claire Rosinkranz. You may also recognize her from pop-legend Liam Payne‘s LP Act 4 livestream in 2021. Her music is everywhere! The ‘Backyard Boy’ singer is back with her new single ‘i h8 that i still feel bad for u’ and we’re obsessed. You really need to get to know Claire Rosinkranz and we’re here to give you 5 songs that prove why!
‘i h8 that i still feel bad for u’
Claire is a force to be reckoned with and her latest single packs a punch. ‘i h8 that i still feel bad for u’ is a pop-rock banger with some 90’s inspiration. If you grew up listening to Avril Lavigne, you will definitely love this angsty number. Claire spoke about her songwriting process and how a friend’s relationship situation inspired the song’s concept. Now that’s friendship.
I was driving with one of my friends, and we were talking about a toxic relationship. She said that she hates that she still feels bad for this person even though she was treated poorly by them. I loved that idea so I wrote a song about it.
Claire Rosinkranz on ‘i h8 that i still feel bad for u’
Don’t we all wish we could play ‘Frankenstein‘ and put together all the pieces of our ideal partner! How amazing would that be? Sadly, it’s not possible, but Claire explores the idea of it in this feel-good pop banger. This one’s been on repeat since it came out but we’re still not tired of it!
‘don’t miss me’
Released at the end of 2021, ‘don’t miss me’ is another classic Claire track. One of the things we love about Claire is the DIY aesthetic running through her music. Except it’s not just an aesthetic! Claire writes most of her music and produces it with her dad Ragnar, who also composes film scores. We think they make a great team!
This list wouldn’t be complete without the hit that really put Claire on the map. ‘Backyard Boy‘ was released in August 2020 as a part of Claire’s first EP, BeVerly Hills BoYfRiEnd. From being used to showcase DIY projects, hair and beauty tips, and acting videos, no matter what side of TikTok you were on, this song was probably stuck in your head.
Claire even released a remix with Jeremy Zucker which you can stream here!
We’re finishing this list with another track from Claire’s first EP. ‘Seriouslaay’ shows songwriting ability that’s wise beyond her years. Claire wrote this when she was just 16 years old and it’s oh-so relatable. Feelings are hard and it can be difficult to find your way through them, but like Claire says, “You’ve gotta let time take the lead and ride!”
Catch Claire on her North American Tour this February!