Clairo’s “For Now” Is a Must Listen


Saahithi Gaddipati, Copy Editor

On April 2, Clairo released a demo of her new single, “For Now,” on Bandcamp. This is a sharp veer away from the typical platforms she releases her music, but an intentional one. Clairo writes on her new single’s page, “all proceeds go to @forthegworls and @everytown.” With both these organizations being nonprofits, “For the Gworls” deals with “curat[ing] parties to fundraise money to help Black transgender people pay for their rent, gender-affirming surgeries, smaller co-pays for medicines/doctor’s visits, and travel assistance.” Meanwhile, “Everytown” is “the largest gun violence prevention organization in America.” Presumably, Clairo’s usage of the bandcamp page is due to the song’s proceeds being funneled into nonprofits. Bandcamp, YouTube, or Spotify- irregardless, the quality of Clairo’s songs stay on top, with “For Now” being a beautifully renditioned piece. 

Although the song is almost three and a half minutes long, it felt far shorter than that. A delicate but simultaneously jazzy piano background plays under a secondary synth beat, and when combined, adds a melancholic tone. When Clairo’s voice comes in, all the parts of the song fuse together further, depicting a story of the fears of love, yet the beauty of living in the moment. The sad yet upbeat tone is perfect for this theme, and Clairo’s signature relaxing beat shines through. Without a doubt I could listen to this song for hours on end to study. “For Now” is the beat of rain, of love, of fear, of conundrums and plain sights — calming and enchanting. 

“For Now” kept me pressing the replay button over and over again. Regardless of whatever genre of music you like to listen to, I highly recommend giving Clairo’s “For Now” a listen on Bandcamp. It has a laid-back beat that is perfect for almost anything, and manages to reel the listener in. The digital track of “For Now” is also available for purchase of $1 USD or more.