“a viciously intimate, soul-baring affair” – NME Australia
“We’ve quickly become obsessed by this vibrant and intense break-up anthem”- Record Of The Day UK
“a sparkly box fit for a singalong” – The Line Of Best Fit
“new scorcher from the Australian artist “ – clashmusic.com
“Dipping delicately in and out of different genres while maintaining her authentic self” – Tone Deaf
“Undone feels liberatory, Collins veering into rhythmic ’80s rock, contempo soul balladry, and slick power-pop” – The Music
Today, Charlie Collins releases her long-awaited second album Undone (out on Island Records Australia/UMA). The anticipated album arrives as Charlie prepares for her headline Sydney show on Saturday May 14th at Oxford Art Factory.
“I’m so excited to finally release my album. I’ve been holding onto it for so long and I’m ready to let it go and release it out into the world. There’s so much emotion poured out into this body of work and so to finally let go of it all almost feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders,” says Charlie.
Charlie’s Undone album is a relentlessly honest document of what it takes to bring yourself back after nearly losing it all. It sees one of Australia’s most gifted songwriters take on new forms and sonic textures reconnecting with her authentic self.
Begun over two years ago, in the wake of her marriage separation, Charlie scrapped the album’s first iteration as she began to rediscover her wildness, spontaneity and freedom. With those big, bold emotions Undone is backed-up by a stacked team of producing collaborators including Chris Collins, Scott Horscroft, Joji Malani, Gabrielle Strum, Mitchell Sexty, Robby De Sa, Ned Houston, Demi Louise, Jarryd James and Xavier Dunn. And for the first time, Charlie took on production duties herself on the tracks ‘November’ and ‘Couldn’t Have Loved You Anymore’ and co-producing ‘Are You Even Listening’.
Current single ‘Backseat Valentine’ has been making great waves here and abroad, and along with lead singles, ‘Fuck it’, ‘Just My Luck’ and the album title-track, sees Charlie cross genres and emotions too.
Undone arrives upon Charlie’s return to Sydney after an elongated stay in London, during which she took to the road in support of close friends Gang Of Youths, including a sold out show at London’s Brixton Academy.
With 5 million artist streams to her name, Charlie has successfully been building her solo career since 2018. A natural on the live stage, Charlie along with her full band will be performing brand new music from Undone as well as fan favourites from her debut LP Snowpine at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory as well as Splendour In the Grass.
Sat May 14 – Oxford Art Factory – Sydney
July 22 – 24 – Splendour In The Grass – Byron Bay
Tracklisting of Undone
Lovers To Strangers
Just My Luck
Hit The Lights
Are You Even Listening
No More To Lose
Couldn’t Have Loved You Anymore
Watch the ‘Backseat Valentine’ Official Video here: