Claire Hawkins is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter and travel vlogger based in Dublin, Ireland. Not too long ago, she released a lovely indie-pop tune, entitled, “Small Doses.”
Claire Hawkins – “Small Doses” single
Despite its seemingly vaccine-related title, “Small Doses” was the last song Claire Hawkins wrote prior to the pandemic. At the time, she was performing in hostels across Europe on the Foreign Voices Travelers Tour, sharing songs from her travel-themed EP, Foreign Voice. The tour united two things we’ve severely lacked in the past year: live music and travel.
‘Small Doses’ tells a different story from the voyages Hawkins sings of on her last EP. Her tongue-in-cheek lyrics poke fun at some of the clichés we think of when it comes to romance. With its mixture of playful metaphors and confessional lyrics, “Small Doses” offers a glimpse into the mind of a 20-something who’s still figuring things out.
“Small doses, little tastes are all I need.”
“I’m not really one to write a love song. That’s just not where my interest typically lies as a songwriter. I’m fascinated with this idea of hook-up culture and the way it’s so prevalent among young people. I’ve particularly felt that, as a woman, there’s this tension around wanting to defy certain societal expectations, but worrying there’s a risk of losing a bit of myself in the process.” – Claire Hawkins explained
Claire Hawkins’s genre-defying folk-pop music reflects the varied sounds and cultures that she was exposed to as a child growing up in New York City. She developed a love of language at a young age, thanks to her polyglot parents who spent much of their 20s living in Russia and France. Stories of their adventures in other parts of the world sparked Hawkins’s desire to explore faraway places. She has always believed that music and travel are two of the best ways to bring people together.
“Small Doses” single
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