Tess Posner shares vibrant, powerful music with her new song ‘Black Cloud’

"This dark cloud will end and they are not alone, healing is possible.”
28 April 2023

San Francisco Bay Area based singer-songwriter Tess Posner is out with her new single Black Cloud – an alt-pop dreamy jam.

This track is about how to stay strong and get over tough times, like depression. It’s about taking a fresh start and leaving the past in the past.

Posner‘s piano melodies set the tone for the track, creating a calming vibe with slower verses. Then synths, string arrangements and upbeat drums kick in and take it up a notch for an invigorating chorus.

Her voice is always an amazing feature in her music. She layers it so it sounds like a choir, creating an atmosphere reminiscent of Florence and the Machine. She’s got a great knack for songwriting and really paints vivid pictures through her music. It’s like she can take a dark storm cloud and compare it to a difficult time in life: “Tears finally came,/ I let it rain/ Going through the black clouds,” she sings. 

Rob Wells worked very closely with Posner to create the new powerful single Black Cloud, as well as her upcoming EP which is scheduled for release this year. He’s a multi-platinum, critically acclaimed producer. He’s the latest addition to Posner‘s list of collaborators, which includes Trey Vittetoe (Selena Gomez) and Arthur Pingrey (Sia, Norah Jones).

She mentioned that while working together: “We were interrupted by Covid, rainstorms, snowstorms and power outages. It felt fitting that we finally finished the track when Spring arrived.”

Posner got the idea for her song, Black Cloud, from her personal experience of how music was a source of comfort during a tough time. She shares: “I hope this track can reach someone who is going through a hard time and remind them that this dark cloud will end and they are not alone, healing is possible.”

Her Spotify streams have surpassed 3.1 million and her song Oceans has a million streams to its credit. She also placed as a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition for her song New Angels.

She’s huge on Spotify with her music being featured in over 6.6K playlists, plus many more from Spotify itself. Not to mention that radio stations in both the US and Canada have been regularly spinning her tunes.

Posner strives to make more diverse and underrepresented voices heard in the world of technology, primarily women and girls. She believes that, “Art can change the world, by helping us feel and imagine new ways of thinking and dreaming that don’t exist yet.”