“Babies and dogs do not respect me,” claims Claire Cottrill, aka Clairo, straight-faced. “Like how to write an abstract for paper, babies dislike you?” We clarify, from within the make-up musician attending to her brows. “No. They just like me. They simply never respect me personally. They see me personally as his or her equal. They treat me personally as another child, and dogs treat me personally like another dog. I have simply constantly simply had no authority within my human anatomy.” We are both laughing now, but she is quite seriously interested in the proven fact that pets and babies see something kindred in her own.