Caleb Clardy has co-written and collaborated as a songwriter in Brooklyn over the last ten years most notably and consistently with Zach Williams from The Lone Bellow. Caleb’s debut record Invincible Things aims to take listeners on a lyrically-driven modern americana tromp.
Clardy credits an impromptu writing session with Jonny Aherne, bassist for The Temper Trap with providing a final push of help and encouragement to go ahead and venture out with these songs. Aherne said of the project, "Sometimes it takes a very long time for things to happen suddenly. After many nights of jamming, I realized Caleb had ten years of writing and it got me. There were these poetic ramblings and straight up heart poured in.”
The songs that make up Invincible Things trace a line over the stark contours of change, personal and otherwise that have spanned those ten years.
In his own words, Clardy said, "These songs have been spots to put a lot of the unresolved mixture of stuff that comes with people dying, or moving, or seeing your work change shape after 10 years, or confusion at how our country got where it is, or being generationally downstream from some real pain and disfunction while still being somewhere upstream from where it all ends.”
The demos for the record were graciously recorded by Amy Lee of Evanescence in her home studio in Brooklyn as the project began to take some shape. The irony of Amy being a veritable queen of rock and yet willing to help the self-described “Ned Flanders singer-songwriter minister” was not lost on either of them.
The final product of Invincible Things was produced by Jonathan Seale and recorded at Mason Jar Music in Bed-Stuy.