Aussie artist Charlie Collins is over everyone’s bullshit. And that’s totally fair, after she went through a relationship breakdown that saw her somewhat failed by the support system she thought that she had in place. The people who were meant to help her up off the ground transformed into her worst critics, and on ‘Fuck It’, she moves on from that into the next stage of both her life and career.
“At the time, when I was going through this separation, I needed a friend more than a critic,” she explains about the new track. “This song is an acknowledgment of blame but also recognizing that you don’t need that judgement.” When the weight of the blame falls on you, so does the guilt. It’s incontestable that at the end of a relationship, the helping hand that you need from the person closest to you shouldn’t come with the strings of judgement attached.
The tune was produced by Scott Horscroft with Joji Malani of Gang of Youths. It also represents Collins’ first outing with Island Records/Universal Music Australia, and will be officially launched at her upcoming show at Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville in early May. If you’re keen to head along, you’re shit out of luck, with the show having already sold out completely. You can, however, check out the new tune below.
This isn’t Collins’ first rodeo, with her ARIA-nominated debut album Snowpine having dropped back in 2019. You may also recognise her from indie group Tigertown, her support slots nationwide and from her upbringing in country music. Growing up in Tamworth, Collins recounts: “From a young age, my dad always drilled in the importance of storytelling in songs. That was always something that has stuck with me. I guess that’s why I write all the time”.