Today, alternative pop artist Charlie Collins announces her second album Undone is set to arrive on Fri March 11th. The follow-up to her ARIA nominated and AIR award winning debut Snowpine, will include her recently released album title-track plus single’s ‘Fuck it’ and ‘Just My Luck’.
News also comes today that the Sydney local will be making her awaited return to the stage for her album headline tour. The Undone Album Tour will see Charlie playing Saturday 30 April at Brisbane’s Black Bear Lodge, Thursday 5 May at Melbourne’s Northcote Social Club and Saturday 14 May at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory.
A natural on the live stage, Charlie will be performing brand new music from her hotly anticipated second album Undone as well as fan favourites from her debut LP.
Charlie says of Undone, “I’m so excited to share this next chapter with you all. This record is some of the most honest, vulnerable music I’ve ever written and I expose a lot of who I am and what I was going through. I was excited to explore different sides of myself musically, from the wild side to the fragile, broken side of myself which reflected a lot in the sounds that came out. Thankyou for sticking by me and I can’t wait for you to hear this album.”
Begun over two years ago, in the wake of her separation, Charlie scrapped the album’s first iteration as she began to rediscover her wildness, spontaneity and freedom.
Although written from a place of pain, regret and confusion, Undone has become a cathartic totem for Collins.
Undone isn’t all fire and fury though. It sees Charlie reach new levels of vulnerability but rather than a weakness, laying one’s soul bare requires tapping into unknown resources of strength and resilience. While writing the stark, tender piano ballad ‘November’, Collins remembers being brought to tears as her fingers hit the keys, remembering old hurts. For the closing track on the album, ‘Could I Have Loved You Anymore’, it is here, where Charlie pens her moving piano-driven ballad.
Part of releasing herself from those hang ups and hurt has involved letting others into her creative process for the first time as a solo artist. Co-writes on Undone, include Sydney songwriter Xavier Dunn (Jack River, GRAACE), Japanese Wallpaper aka Gabriel Strum and on the yearning track ‘Hit The Lights’, Charlie teamed up with Jarryd James, a friend of 20 years.
Along with Xavier, Gabriel and Jarryd helping to shape the album with production, Charlie enlisted Scott Horscroft and Joji Malani to produce additional songs on Undone. For the first time, Charlie also self-produced two tracks on her album; ‘Could I Have Loved You Anymore’ and ‘November’, and co-produced ‘Are You Even Listening’.
Undone LP Tracklisting
Lovers To Strangers
Just My Luck
Hit The Lights
Are You Even Listening
No More To Los
Couldn’t Have Loved You Anymore
Undone is a relentlessly honest document of what it takes to bring yourself back after nearly losing it all. Years in the making, it sees one of Australia’s most gifted songwriters take on new forms and sonic textures reconnecting with her authentic self. All of which comes together on the recently released album’s title track.
Past and present combine in a healing look to the future – after all, part of coming undone is putting yourself back together, from the pieces that really matter.
With 5 million artist streams to her name, Charlie has successfully been building her solo career since 2018. With the release of Snowpine she crossed music genres, won numerous accolades and performed support slots for Sam Fender, Orville Peck and Gang of Youths with festival appearances at Laneway, Fairgrounds and Woodford Festival.