Clara Obscura

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Clara Obscura
Clara Obscura cover
Studio album by The Relationship
Released April 18, 2017
Recorded ?-July 2016 at Valentine Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Genre Alternative rock
Length 31:28
Label Rebel Union Recordings/Lolipop Records
Producer(s) Nic Jodoin
The Relationship chronology
The Relationship
Clara Obscura
Together Tomorrow

Clara Obscura is the sophomore album by the Relationship.


Clara Obscura was released on April 18, 2017. The album was first announced alongside the lead single, "Break Me Open," on January 31, 2017. Aside from frontman Brian Bell, the album features a wholly new band lineup from the group's eponymous debut.

Nic Jodoin produced the record, recording the band at his own Valentine Recording Studios [1][2].

The band undertook a more intentional marketing effort for this record than they had with the previous one, releasing a music video for "Break Me Open” and doing more interviews surrounding the album.

Track listing

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Missing"  Brian Bell 2:39
2. "Break Me Open"  Bell/Luther Russell/Debra Gussin 3:39
3. "Suzy Don't"  Bell/Russell 2:11
4. "Hate That I Love You"  Bell/Russell/Gussin 3:32
5. "Without Me"  Bell/Russell 3:31
6. "Working on Myself"  Bell/Russell 2:56
7. "Smile"  Bell 3:27
8. "Hawthorne"  Bell/Russell 3:59
9. "Stranded by the Sea"  Bell/Russell/Gussin 2:53
10. "This Year's Children"  Bell/Russell 2:41
Total length:


See also


  1. Kogon, Bennett. "Spotlight: How Producer Nic Jodoin Restored This Recording Studio-Turned-Storage Unit to Analog Glory" 25 June 2019. Billboard.
  2. John Baccigaluppi & Larry Crane. "Valentine: Back to Life!" Tape Op. Issue #116. Nov/Dec 2016.