Claire Phillips is back with a bang. After a self-imposed exile from recording music the Cape Town R&B/Soul-singer is about to release her first single since 2012, ‘I wanna love You’.
Phillips is hard at work in studio with long-time producer Patrick “Caramel” Hickie on the rest of the album, which she plans to release in March 2019 if everything goes according to plan.
This will be the third album from the musician, who was born and bred in Belhar on the Cape Flats. She released ‘Say my Name’ to critical acclaim in 2007 and in 2012 ‘By Request’ saw the light. ‘Say my Name’ won a South African Music Award (Sama) and ‘By Request’ was nominated for a Sama.
Phillips is a self-taught musician, which shouldn’t come as a surprise, as she was born into a musically gifted family. Her dad Martin is – like Claire – a multi-instrumentalist and had two bands.
His daughter caught the attention of her teachers at Accordion Street Primary in Belhar when she was in standard one and sang along to ‘Superwoman’ by Karyn White.
Follow Phillips on Twitter at @claire952 for updated info. Listen to her music at soundcloud.com/Claire-phillips.