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"Means’ new album, Sidewalk Astronomy, is unquestionably the most enigmatic, wildly original and provocative album I have heard all year (and possibly in the last half decade)....This is pure gold if I’ve ever heard it, and you’d be hard pressed to find anything released in 2018 thus far that has the chops to stand up to what Means has produced in this elegant masterpiece."
- No Depression Magazine
"Clare Means' 'Everybody's Room But Mine' earned her an honorable mention recently in our lyric contest. Listen to it and you'll instantly know why."
-American Songwriter Magazine
"The 11-track masterpiece Sidewalk Astronomy is full of Americana-roots rich gems. She’s an amazing singer-songwriter. Means weaves hopelessness, loss of family, love and every-day life into delicious wordsmith stews...Fans of Regina Spektor, Dolly Parton, The Pierces, Dixie Chicks, Arlo Guthrie and Malvina Reynolds will totally embrace Clare Means."
“Her latest offering, Sidewalk Astronomy, debuted today at #1 on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter charts, and that’s no fluke. It is impossible to truly put her sound into a box, as Clare Means is her own genre, truly unique from the myriad of singer-songwriters who have come through the City of Angels. Her songs ring of the old adage “Three Chords and the Truth.”
-LA Music Critic
"Today, TDC is honored to premiere the break your heart wide open ballad, "Guts." Led by reverb-drenched guitars, aching strings, and Means' ethereal vocals, delivering lyrics with wrenching honesty, "Guts" hits the emotional bullseye delivering crystal clear realizations about toxic relationships, the need to let go, and a love that ceases to fade despite the circumstances."
-The Daily Country Magazine
Clare Means' voice ranges from a mere flicker to full-on conflagration; there's always a little smoke there, as if she's been singed, or done some singeing herself. Her album, "War for Love" isn't so much all-out combat as it is a lyrical boxing match---Means' nimble wordplay has been her calling card since she released her debut album "White Bamboo."