Indie newcomer Charli Adams announces debut LP ‘Bullseye’ and draws from the classics in her lead single ‘Didn’t Make It’, set for release October 7th via Color Study (Lav, Haux, Rosie Carney).
With references to Fleetwood Mac and Bruce Springsteen, the US-based songwriter’s vivid storytelling takes center stage in the first offering from ‘Bullseye’, an album title inspired by a nickname Justin Vernon gave her playing darts following a chance encounter at a Nashville dive bar.
Having caught on with friends initially, the nickname internally came to represent Adams’ more liberated self after a conservative, Christian, upbringing in Alabama. The songs on ‘Bullseye’ document this early twenties coming of age, against the backdrop of spiritual evolution.
Seamlessly edging her way into the alt-rock landscape, the young musician has already connected with key press champions including The Fader, Billboard, and The Line Of Best Fit, whilst earning welcome comparisons to contemporaries such as Phoebe Bridgers, Julia Jacklin, and Sharon Van Etten – positioning her perfectly ahead of ‘Bullseye’s’ release early next year.
Detailing her lead track and the process of breaking out of that former world, Adams explained: “I wrote ‘Didn’t Make It’ about trying way too hard to be with someone and cutting your losses. When there’s memories and nostalgia tied to someone it’s hard to let go and accept it for what it is. I was stuck on a loop with this guy when we were 17 and we just kept fucking it up. I love a song with hidden references (even if I’m the only one who knows it’s there), so “You were racing in the streets” is a reference to my favorite Bruce Springsteen song and “We were kids we broke the chain” is a reference to Fleetwood Mac. Growing up I was basically only exposed to what was on the radio in the 2000s and it wasn’t until this relationship that I discovered the classics. There was so many influences on the ‘Bullseye’ record but it all really started there.“