Photo Credit: CJ Harvey
NJ-born, LA-based artist CARR (Carly McClellan) is always searching for peace of mind, CARR makes music for a dissatisfied generation. Her searing tracks tackle the perils of modern dating, the art of indecisiveness, and the disillusion behind today’s gut-wrenching expectations. CARR’s next collection of songs centers around a myriad of sonic left-turns and diaristic songwriting interrogating the stark realities of coming-of-age mistakes, toxic relationships, and the sometimes painful but joyous roads of self-discovery.
Produced by Christian Medice (Halsey, Dixie D’Amelio) and Sachi DiSerafino (Wallows), “Sprinter Van” is lifted off CARR’s I’m Just Bored EP out October 29th. On the sonic perimeter of bedroom-pop, alternative, and garage-pop rock, “Sprinter Van” is a two and half minute anthem fueled by blunt lyricism about falling for the wrong type of boys over and over again.
What’s your story as an artist?
I started making music in 2019 when i got out of a relationship and ive been making it every since
What do you want your music to communicate?
I want my music to be relatable but fun as well. I want my shows to be a really good time.
What are some sources of inspiration for your storytelling?
I think just my life experiences, and whatever I’m dealing with at the time. It’s pretty much therapy for me.
Who is an artist that you look up to more than others today?
Hm. I don’t really look up to any other artists honestly. I just do my own thing and focus on my life as weird as it sounds haha.
What’s the record or artist that made you realize you wanted to be an artist?
There wasn’t anyone specific that made me want to be an artist. For me, It was being really sad and using writing as therapy
Tell us about your latest release and how it came about
Sprinter Van is kind of like a groupie anthem. I think it’s well known that I tend to choose the wrong men, so we thought a song about boys in bands would be funny.
What inspires your sound?
I think it’s just a garagey messier feel. I want things to be imperfect and strange as that sounds.
What’s your favorite tune of yours?
On my EP, I think my favorite is airheads.
Where are some things you really want to accomplish as an artist?
I just want to continue to grow as an artist and songwriter. I want to play bigger shows and have a really cool first album.
Favorite lyric you ever wrote?
“Now you’re all alone with your tiny dick”- Loser
Was there ever a moment when you felt like giving up?
I felt like giving up alot, just because it can be exhausting working so hard and not really going anywhere. But at the end of the day I make music because I love making music, so I’m still here.
What is the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Everyone journey is different