Clea Llewellyn is a rootsy soul veteran. Discovered by former Public Image Limited bassist and world-music aficionado Jah Wobble, she toured The USA, Canada and Europe (including big name festivals such as Bestival and WOMAD) and wrote with him from 2005 until 2011. Two songs co-written by Jah Wobble and Clea were released on two of his albums. Their song One Day also made it onto his new album, Redux: Anthology (2015).
In 2014 she released her debut solo album Us Against the World, about which Fatea Magazine said, ‘the more you listen the more you are captivated and drawn in especially by Clea’s very smooth, dreamy and effortless vocals. There are definitely strong hints of Macy Gray (Deepest Fear), Jem, and Dido in these songs.’
Clea has spent years honing her craft as a singer and guitarist, touring, recording and writing. In 2004, she formed the electronica band Mooli, which released the album Concubine. The album's content was sought out by A7 Music Ltd, resulting in most of the songs being licensed to be featured on electronica compilations alongside artists such as Snow Patrol, Jose Gonzalez and Bonobo. One of Mooli's stand-out tracks, San Francisco Rain, set fire to dance floors globally after it was remixed by house artists Marco Lys and Chris Lake. The band also performed live on BBC Radio 6, with presenter Tom Robinson championing their record.
In 2016, Clea leant her vocals, melodies and lyrics to the Chasing Demons album project by up and coming London triphop band, London Sky.
In 2018 Clea co-wrote and sung on Perfect Storm, with Fish From Japan and released by Bunny Tiger Records.
She is currently working with a new band, and writing her second album, due for release later this year.
Tied up in knots with you
Is there nothing that we can do?
We could be a perfect circle,
Win, but we lose
Something has to change
Nothing for your spirit
Nothing for your heart
Lord let me finish
The minute I start
So I save me once again,
From the beginning to the very end
You thought that you were rescuing me
Maybe I am better off
without you as a friend
Soul connection, broken
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