Rising Music Star Clancy: “We need to spread the word about how YOU can help YOU”

Yitzi Weiner
Jan 10 · 5 min read
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Clancy is a 19 year old singer songwriter from British Columbia, Canada. From the age of 10 she found love for all things dramatic- theatre, musicals, poetry, and songwriting. After having her musical theatre dreams squashed upon realization she literally could not dance, Clancy turned to writing. Growing up with heavy influences like Blondie, Janis Joplin, and Stevie Nicks to Lady Gaga, Avril Lavigne, and Paramore, Clancy twists rock and alternative pop into her own lane of powerful songwriting. Clancy began playing live in Dallas, Texas through her last years of high school when she then turned to homeschooling to continue pursing music. During this transition Clancy spent time in London, England where she started her artist project the fall of 2018. Clancy not only explored all aspects of songwriting for herself, but also opened the door to writing for other artists. Clancy has now landed in LA where she has begun to release and perform her new tracks alongside her band.


Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

Yoo thanks for having me, yes! I don’t know a time when I wasn’t singing, it's always been a part of my day, I sang so much around my house from the time I could form words that my mom would actually say to me “quit singing Clancy” she told me everything I did was a song. I began writing poetry & short stories at like 7 or 8, so it just grew from there. Gigging a ton through teen years, not a great high school experience, half way through I dropped out, went to London, & started my artist project leading me to LA.

Can you share the most interesting story that occurred to you in the course of your music career?

Peeing my pants before going on stage. Not even worth explaining shit was whack.

What are some of the most interesting or exciting projects you are working on now?

Myself. My entire life is one big project at the moment, growing so much as I did in the last six months, I am just beyond excited for the next year. Releasing my music and running it around LA screaming it into everyone’s face is the main focus ;).

Who are some of the most interesting people you have interacted with? What was that like? Do you have any stories?

Ooooohhh hm. I’ve had some sketchy meetings with sketchy managers, AR, etc. The people in LA out for money and fame are so whack, just slimey, you feel disrespected just by them looking at you kind of people.

Which people in history inspire you the most? Why?

Considering my life revolves around music my inspirations have to be musical, because the music they made affect all aspects of me every day. Kendrick Lamar, Lauryn Hill, Joplin, Amy Winehouse, Kate Bush.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?

I think its incredibly important to validate my listeners through my music by creating content that revolves around how I feel right now in this moment. We are constantly told “There are bigger things to worry about” or “you’re too young to feel that way” etc, but what we feel/do now shapes the way we move on with the rest of our lives. Removing the pressure people my age feel when they feel emotions that might be crazy, immature, whatever it may be just reminding its ok; express it/get it out. We are only human.

You are a person of great influence. If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. :-)

My movement would be centered around self help. It’s an incredibly hard concept to involve everyone in because people like their surface level self, but spreading the word about how you can help you. Peace is within all of us, it just takes work to find, but I think a ton of our problems would be solved if everyone made a move towards maximizing their healthiest mental state.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?

If you truly love what you do, and you make it your entire life, you will never burn out. You are your music, art, craft; you can’t get sick of yourself.

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What are your “5 things I wish someone told me when I first started” and why. Please share a story or example for each.

To not take everything so seriously meaning not everything has a meaning or is deep; embrace life for what it is. Take, love, and remember the moment just never wander about what’s next before appreciating the now. Time is relative meaning timing is different for everyone, it may go on the same, but each person is experiencing it differently. Your time will come. Another is “you must you will” if I have to have it I will have it, as long as I never want anything else I can't make room for anything else. Lastly, “you are enough” the world does not know what they want until they hear/get it.

We are blessed that some of the biggest names in Business, VC funding, Sports, and Entertainment read this column. Is there a person in the world, or in the US whom you would love to have a private breakfast or lunch with, and why? He or she just might see this, especially if we tag them :-)

Stevie Nicks. I want to pick her entire brain help me understand how she did what she did, snakes, gossip, drama, i want to know it all. She has been through literally everything in this industry for so long. She is an icon.

How can our readers follow you on social media?

You can read all my emo thoughts on Twitter at clancyofficial, watch me in the studio or crying on Instagram @thisisclancy, and listen to me scream about my brain on every streaming platform under Clancy or Clancy Coulter. :)

Thank you for these great insights. This was very inspiring!

Thank youuuuu!

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Yitzi Weiner

Written by

A “Positive” Influencer, Founder & Editor of Authority Magazine, CEO of Thought Leader Incubator

Authority Magazine

Leadership Lessons from Authorities in Business, Film, Sports and Tech. Authority Mag is devoted primarily to sharing interesting feature interviews of people who are authorities in their industry. We use interviews to draw out stories that are both empowering and actionable.

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