Hearts & Minds
In 2010, Claire releases another three-song EP, Hearts and Minds (2010). These tunes probe the topics of romantic commitment and freedom with a sure, sensitive touch. Once again, Claire proves herself a nuanced, expressive vocalist, capable of belting out a stirring rocker ("A Long Goodbye") or a thoughtful midtempo track ("Wouldn't It") with equal conviction. "The EP is about balance or the lack of it," she says. "In these songs, either the heart or the mind is in control - but you need them both working in unison to make choices for real happiness. I'm writing from personal experience, but I think it's a theme that's true for everyone."