Teen popstar Claire Rosinkranz got the world’s attention with the viral “Backyard Boy” last year, which appeared in over three million TikTok videos. As a member of Gen-Z herself, she knows what young fans want and the stories they can relate to, and her recent track “Hotel” is a perfect example of the “main character” vibe that we all secretly long for.
“I wrote ‘Hotel’ based off of, like, a rebellious character that you would see in a movie, or just like the rebellion of a teenager/high-schooler,” Rosinkranz told The Circle Sessions. “Some experiences that my friends have had, some of which I’ve had, but mostly, like, my friends and, like, just a rebellious teenager in a movie.”
“Hotel” appears on Rosinkranz’s July 2021 EP 6 of a Billion, which features six tracks including the smooth lead single “Frankenstein.” Like her 2020 project BeVerly Hills BoYfRiEnd, the EP takes on a cinematic air while still feeling relatable for fans of all ages. She shared in a YouTube breakdown, “All of [the songs on 6 of a Billion] are just random songs I picked from my notebook that I’ve been writing for a really long time.”
Earlier this month, Rosinkranz treated fans to a new acoustic performance of “Hotel,” reimagining the song by herself on piano while letting the lyrics and her talent be the main focus.
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