Carlie Hanson shares a new EP titled ‘Junk.’ Listing 5 tracks, Hanson’s latest music project is available for download and streaming on your favorite platforms.
In under two years, 19-year old Carlie Hanson has made her way from working at a McDonalds drive thru in a small Wisconsin town to becoming a full-fledged artist and songwriter that has graced the pages of iconic fashion magazines CR Fashion Bookand Remix Magazine. Hanson has already racked up a record deal, several tours with artists like Troye Sivan and Yungblud, and multiple co-signs from Taylor Swift — who added Hanson’s breakout track “Only One” to her Apple Music playlist in 2017, and did the same with the infectious “Back in My Arms” just a few weeks ago.
The singer has been gradually introducing herself by releasing singles and one-off tracks over the past few years, drawing in listeners without giving away too much at once. She says her career turn wasn’t something even her friends expected, as she’d never been a show-off in school. “I was never about [starring in musicals] or anything. I did choir, but I never enjoyed singing that stuff,” she shrugs, before affecting a cheesy tone and singing a line of what is, presumably, a chorus song. “I was like, ‘I’m not trying to sing opera, I’m trying to dance and sing hip-hop,’ or whatever.”
When Hanson first started playing shows, her audience mainly consisted of young women like herself, but after touring with varied acts like Jeremy Zucker, Gnash, Bad Suns, Yungblud and Sivan, she finds the crowds are diversifying. This is a great development, as Hanson intends to reach “literally everyone” with her music.
“I feel like I can, with what my music sounds like. It’s not just one genre,” she says. “I want to be able to reach everyone in the room — from straight to gay, moms, dads, the grandmas, even. I’m trying to reach some old ladies. Even…” She mouths the word “God” and jokingly genuflects.
1.Bored with You
2.Back in My Arms
Check out her new EP Junk below.