I literally hadn’t heard the name Carlie Hanson until about six hours ago and now I think I have a new favourite popstar.
She’s still a teenager, she’s from Wisconsin (a very strange part of the US I drove through the other week and did not stop anywhere except a Starbucks) and just put her first single out – co-written by Dale Anthoni, a really great writer who’s really on the come-up right now. He listens to our podcast, so he gets bonus points.
Why Did You Lie? is a phenomenal debut – it’s dark, sonically fascinating and lyrically questions so much – with a pissed off confidence.
Also – stick around past the first chorus for the most unexpected but brilliantly banging bit in the second verse. BOPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!