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Dive Deep Into CLAY’s “Waiting for God in the Garden” Single

CLAY is an LA-based singer-songwriter from San Francisco. Not too long ago, she released a music video for an introspective track, “Waiting for God in the Garden.” The video was directed by Kanya Iwana (Erick The Architect, Chlöe, Lucky Daye).

CLAY – “Waiting for God in the Garden” single

“I have always been on the outside looking in. Always felt like there was a language I didn’t speak, a secret code I never learned that somehow everyone else knew. I spent what felt like lifetimes in deep isolation and loneliness, hoping that one day if I was good and kind and true and patient, I would find the happiness I so desperately sought. I would finally get to cross over to the land where my peers seemed to flourish. I spent all of my energy appeasing others, in a desperate attempt to be liked, perhaps if I was lucky even loved.

For many years, when nothing shifted and I continued to feel like an alien, I blamed myself. It had to be something wrong with me, what else could it possibly be? Since my autism diagnosis, I have been slowly stripping back the layers of shame and blame that built up over the years. In this journey, I have started to feel deserving of love and began to give myself the energy, care, and attention that I so readily and effortlessly give to others. I have begun to pour back into my own cup. For if I so wholeheartedly believe, as I do, that everyone on this earth is worthy of love, then why wouldn’t that include me?” – CLAY explained

“Waiting for God in the Garden” finds CLAY’s delicate vocals floating above an ethereal backdrop as she comes to terms with the importance of tending to and loving yourself fully. CLAY enters a new era driven by the exploration of self-discovery and empowerment, embracing the transformative power of self-love. Furthermore, “Waiting for God in the Garden” is the title track of CLAY’s forthcoming EP, available on May 24th. The multi-faceted 6-track EP goes through the emotional experiences faced after heartbreak and the need to release control to find solace.



“Throughout my young adult life, especially in these last few years, I have found that the more you lean into joy and childlike wonder, the more you remember your purpose. Your inner child always knows the way back home, to the source of your self-love. As we journey through the EP, as I ‘wait for God in the garden,’ I come to realize what I’ve been looking for has always been within.” – CLAY explained

“Waiting for God in the Garden” comes on the heels of CLAY’s recent tour announcement. Kicking off on May 3rd, she will embark on her first full headline run across the U.S. with performances in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Chicago, New York, Nashville, and Denver before wrapping in San Francisco on June 1st. Join her this spring for an unforgettable experience where music transcends boundaries and CLAY’s fantasy world comes to life. Tickets are on sale now. For more information, please visit


CLAY - EP Artwork

CLAY makes music as a vessel for healing and connection. With a voice that resonates with raw emotion and lyrics that captivate like poetry, CLAY takes listeners on a journey through the depths of human experience. Her passion for social justice and a commitment to uplifting marginalized communities stems from her upbringing. Proudly embracing her identity as a queer and neurodivergent artist, CLAY uses her platform to create a safe space for all to express themselves freely.

As an independent artist, CLAY remains dedicated to preserving her creative integrity and autonomy, a stance that has earned her dedicated listeners and critical acclaim. She has amassed over 40 million streams across platforms and acclaim from major media outlets.

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