Track Review: The Human Condition // Stina Marie Claire

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‘The Human Condition’ is a new track from the recently formed Stina Marie Claire, a musical project from established Glaswegian artist Honeyblood (AKA Stina Tweeddale). Founded after the pandemic saw her supporting tour slot with Foo Fighters postponed, the development of the project was a Patreon-exclusive creative venture over lockdown.

Her latest song is a departure from her usual sound, opening with buzzing, stuttering synths and melting into a delightfully fuzzy chorus. There is an undeniably 90s feel.

“2020 was a strange year. Trying to navigate the challenges of COVID-19, I set up a wonderful online community, inviting those who love my music to come on a unique journey with me,” Tweedale says of the experience. “These fans were able to be a part of my creative process every step of the way; an eye-opening experience not just for them but for me. We made this release together, collaborating directly from artist to fan. If anything, this experience has been a shining beacon of creativity in a time where keeping the embers of inspiration has been so difficult.”

Stina Marie Claire will release of A Souvenir of a Terrible Year EP in October on Iceblink Luck, a label co-founded with her friend Robert Kilpatrick from the Scottish Music Industry Association.

Words by Kristen Sinclair


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