Amber Renee and Graham Marsh, better known by their moniker CLAVVS, have moved from Atlanta to Brooklyn, bringing a fresh new sound with them. On their recent single 'Lay Back,' which hit #1 on Hype Machine last month, CLAVVS showcased a very chill sound evoking the song's namesake phrase. Now, on 'Slow Dive,' CLAVVS are showing off their sonic evolution a little bit more, and they've been kind enough to answer a few questions for us about it.

Congrats on 'Lay Back' going to #1 on Hype Machine last month.

Amber: Thank you! It was a nice surprise.

Graham: Yeah, it was a cool moment.

This new single seems more intimate. How did this song come about?

Amber: I wrote 'Slow Dive' right before we moved from Atlanta to New York. It’s a song about needing to move forward but wanting so badly to hold on.

Graham: Sometimes you have to battle a song on the production side before it feels right. 'Slow Dive' was one of those tracks. It was one of my favorites that Amber had ever written, so I really wanted to do it justice. I made so many different versions of the song that felt forced and just weren’t working. I had to step away from the tune for a while to get some perspective. After getting back in the studio, I just had the demo vocals on loop and started playing this flute line under them. That just felt right to us and the rest of the track fell in place from there.

What was the inspiration behind the lyric video? It has such a unique, impressive visual style. Who is the director?

The lyric video was created by our good friend Mike (aka IAMEYE), who also did the lyric video for 'Lay Back.' We’ve always loved his work, so we were stoked to finally collaborate. His 2D animations and visual work are incredible, and we wanted him to create something that fit with the vibe of the tune.

It matches with the flow of the track, was that your intention?

Absolutely. We wanted to juxtapose beautiful pastel visuals with dark imagery in a way that felt like the conflict in the song. Mike has a great sense of musicality, he just got it.

When you are producing new material, what is the process in your songwriting given it is just the two of you?

Amber: Our process works in a couple different ways. Sometimes we write together in the room, other times Graham will produce a track and I’ll write a song to it, or I’ll write a song and Graham will produce it out, which was the case for this one. I wrote the song right before we moved to Brooklyn, and Graham produced it once we were settled into our studio.

Do you write together?

Graham: Amber writes the lyrics and melody, and I compose the music and produce the tracks. We love getting in the room and creating something together, but we also work separately sometimes and then bring our ideas together.

How has the move to Brooklyn affected your songwriting?

Amber: Living in Brooklyn has actually inspired me a lot more than I expected. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly why that is. I think it has a lot to do with the energy of New York and the proximity to so many humans and their creations. One of my favorite things to do is just walk around and take it all in. Ideas come in the strangest moments.

Graham: Living in New York has pushed me to work harder and do better. You’re surrounded by people who are all here chasing something. It’s pushed me past my usual production techniques into new musical territory.

Check out the lyric for CLAVVS' new single, 'Slow Dive,' up above or you can stream the track down below.