Stacy Clark is like most talented indie-folk-pop singer-songwriters; her melodies are relentlessly catchy, her lyrics are honest and heartfelt and she’s often compared to the likes of Regina Spektor and Imogen Heap. Although her quirky piano hooks and splash of electronica can evoke sonic thoughts of the two artists, there’s something much more relatable and pragmatic about Clark’s music. She sets herself apart from most musicians by living in a way that she “doesn’t just exist for herself.” It is often difficult for folks in the music industry not to be self-centered and preoccupied when they are trying to support themselves and develop a career, and although Clark truly has an honest desire to succeed, she lives by her words. She actively participates in multiple charities and organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and Music Saves Lives. Her earnest and authentic nature makes listening to her music such an intimate experience that you feel like you know her after one song. See her live and it feels like you guys are best friends after one set.
Her honest lyrics about life in LA and the realization that not everyone can be trusted has led to her songs being placed in multiple episodes of MTV’s The Hills, where frenemies and falling outs run rampant. Although her songs can be brutally honest, they can also be fantastically catchy and upbeat. Take her song “Touch & Go” off of her upcoming EP Connect The Dots (check out her current album Apples & Oranges here) for example. It has been featured in one of the national Canadian Palm Pre commercials, thanks to the incredibly bubbly and heartwarming lyrics and music —not singing along by the end of the song is nearly impossible.
In a world where getting a song placed in a TV show or commercial is one of the best opportunities for an artist, Stacy Clark has not gone unnoticed. Along with being placed on The Hills she has also been featured on Engaged and Underaged and The Buried Life, the ABC Family’s Samurai Girls and Make It Or Break It, BRAVO’s The Rachel Zoe Project and the CW’s One Tree Hill. With just the right combination of poppy hooks and catchy beats, listeners feel like they’re basking in the warm California sun. Check out her music and videos below!