- Muzik First
NEW ALBUM: CARLIE HANSON | TOUGH BOY
This year, Carlie Hanson wants to “blow the fuck up already.” Her debut album which documents the highs and lows of transitioning into adulthood and maybe her time. After 190 million streams and two EP releases, alt/pop singer Carlie Hanson has unleashed her debut album "Tough Boy" today. Paired with the 12-track album is a video for the focus track, "Girls In Line For The Bathroom." She will be performing the track on The Late Late Show With James Corden on February 23 and on The Kelly Clarkson Show on February 28. Inspired by the music of Mac DeMarco, Jean Dawson, Alanis Morrissette, Lil Peep, Nirvana, Tough Boy unfolds over 13 tracks, taking listeners on a journey that entwines Hanson's "pop bitch" goals with her sonic boundary-pushing ambition. Thematically, the album culls from Carlie's full, vibrant spectrum of feelings but with a confidence that seems new for this 21-year-old. Most recently, Carlie was featured on the cover of Alternative Press as "An Artist to Watch for 2022." She was also named Billboard's 21 Under 21 last year and had fans of artists like Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato. Her first EP, "JUNK," was released in 2019, while her sophomore EP, "DestroyDestroyDestroyDestroy," was released in October 2020. "Tough Boy" tracks "Gucci Knife (feat. MASN)," "Off My Neck," "Snot (feat. Deb Never)," and "f Your Labels" were all released in advance over the past year. She'll be performing at Winston House on February 24th to celebrate the album's release.