Claire Rachel Wilkinson

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Clairity
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Background information
Birth name Claire Rachel Wilkinson
Also known as 7Chariot
Born (1997-07-24) July 24, 1997 (age 21)
White House, Tennessee, U.S.
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. (7Chariot)
Genres
Occupation(s)
Instruments Vocals, keyboard
Years active 2014–present
Labels
Associated acts

Claire Rachel Wilkinson, known by her stage name 7Chariot and previously known as Clairity,[1] is an American singer and songwriter.

Early life[edit]

Wilkinson was raised in White House, Tennessee and began taking voice lessons at age eight.[2] She started writing songs at age 13 and began learning the keyboard by watching videos on YouTube.[3] Wilkinson also sang in her school's choir before being homeschooled.[4]

Career[edit]

2014 - 2017: Career beginnings as Clairity and Alienation EP[edit]

Wilkinson met Pebe Sebert, who set up writing sessions between her daughter Kesha and Wilkinson and eventually introducing her to Kara DioGuardi. DioGuardi then signed Wilkinson to a publishing deal with her label Arthouse Entertainment and also introduced her to Jason Flom. He then signed her to Lava Records in January 2015.[3]

Wilkinson released her debut single, "Sharks in the Swimming Pool" on March 17, 2015.[5] The song was co-written by production duo Kinetics & One Love.[3] She also performed at South by Southwest in March 2015.[2] Her debut EP, "Alienation" was released on July 17, 2015.[6] After the release, she performed at CMJ in New York as well as at Live in the Vineyard in Napa Valley. Wilkinson cited artists such as Coldplay, Imogen Heap, Sia, and Kate Nash as influences.[4]

In 2016, Wilkinson worked on the single "Renaissance" with DJ Steve James, 17-year producer of Justin Bieber's song "Purpose". The song amassed over 4 million plays on Spotify in a month reaching #1 on both Spotify Global Viral 50 & US Viral 50. In addition, the song hit #1 on Hype Machine.

In 2016, her single "DNA" was featured in a trailer for CW's The 100 and the song "Exorcism" was featured on MTV's Teen Wolf.

Her cover version of Coldplay's "Don't Panic" was used in the X-Men: Apocalypse TV spot for Super Bowl 50 and in the first full trailer for the film released on March 17, 2016.[7]

2017 - present: 7Chariot[edit]

In November 2017, Wilkinson released the single "Ricochet" with 0E0E Records, debuting under the name 7Chariot.[8] She chose the named 7Chariot from the tarot card of the same name that her grandmother give a reading for her when she was starting out as a musician. In March 2018, she released the single "Danger in Me."[9][10]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
US
Alienation

Singles[edit]

As Clairity[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
"Sharks in the Swimming Pool" 2015 non-album single
"DNA"[11] Alienation
"Renaissance"
(with Steve James)
2016 non-album single
"Don't Panic"
"Broken Things"
"Love In The Light"
"Words like Weapons"
"Pyrokinesis" 2017

As 7Chariot[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
"Ricochet" 2017
"Danger in Me" 2018

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Drop: Your Guide To New Music Friday Feat. Jack River & Poo Bear". idolator. November 17, 2017. Retrieved March 26, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Clairity". South by Southwest. March 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "Signing Story: Clairity". Music Connection. June 19, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Clairity". Fresh Wax: Clairity. April 24, 2015. 
  5. ^ "iTunes - Music - Sharks in the Swimming Pool - Single by Clairity". iTunes. March 17, 2015. 
  6. ^ "iTunes - Music - Alienation - EP by Clairity". iTunes. July 17, 2015. 
  7. ^ whoa. "New X-Men: Apocalypse Trailer Frolics Through the End of Days". WIRED. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  8. ^ "7Chariot thinks her relationship is too good to be true in "Ricochet" | HighClouds". HighClouds. November 24, 2017. Retrieved March 26, 2018. 
  9. ^ "Tracks Of The Week #20 - God Is In The TV". godisinthetvzine.co.uk. March 30, 2018. Retrieved April 26, 2018. 
  10. ^ "The Neu Bulletin (Boy Pablo, Altopalo, Illuminati Hotties & more)". DIY. Retrieved April 26, 2018. 
  11. ^ Leah Cunningham (June 22, 2015). "song premiere: clairity "dna"". NYLON. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 

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