Cloudy crafts folk-pop listening bliss on Dear Dunkin

There’s something undeniably captivating about the music of Cloudy. In an incredibly short amount of time, the Auckland-based singer-songwriter has crafted a sound that feels simultaneously grounded and explorative; it’s rooted in a quirky kind of folk, but stretches into far wider territories.

With the release of her debut single Dear Dunkin, she has immediately established her penchant for crafting endearing and down-to-earth gems of sound. Here’s a hot tip from the Happy Mag team: keep an eye on this name, we’re expecting big things.

On her debut single Dear Dunkin, Auckland-based singer-songwriter Cloudy crafts a sprawling and dreamy slice folk-pop brilliance.

Throughout the new track, Cloudy (real name Claudia Paine) glides through a blissful concoction of folk and pop, delivering something uniquely her own. With lush layers of guitars, electronic drum beats, and spell-binding vocal melodies, Dear Dunkin is brimming with pure musical charm.

Each element of the song weaves into one another, creating something quite mesmerising. What starts as a relatively straight-forward folk track branches out into a sprawling slice of dream-pop—it’s incredibly difficult to rip your attention away from.

This may only be the first taste of music we’ve heard from Cloudy, but judging by everything we’ve heard so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more great tunes. In the meantime, do yourself a favour and listen to the new track above.