Fast establishing herself within the alt-rock landscape, indie newcomer Charli Adams offers a more reflective approach in new cut ‘Cloverland Drive’, the second track taken from debut EP ‘Good At Being Young’, out 31st January via Color Study (Haux, Henry Jamison, Rosie Carney).
Growing up in Alabama, Adams made the transition from cheerleader to passionate songwriter early on in high school. With few musicians, fewer concerts and family that belonged to a deeply conservative church, the alt-rocker resorted to playing secret shows in cafes and coffee shops. At age 16 she left high school and moved to Nashville where she immersed herself in the underground scene and began creating a wealth of material unbecoming of her adopted hometown.
Already receiving heady comparisons to several of her contemporaries, the young musician’s mature songwriting, focusing on the friendships and hardships of her formative years.
Explaining the origins of the track, Adams revealed: “‘Cloverland Drive’ is the name of the cross street I’ve lived off ever since I moved to Nashville on my own at 17. I wanted the song to be an ode to the Nashville music scene that I grew up with, and my house that we called home. It’s a special place and we all joke I’m not allowed to move out at this point. I hope it reminds people of their long lost friend, teenage drives, house parties and the way it feels to be young”.
Mixed by Patrick Dillett (St Vincent, David Byrne, Yoko Ono) and mastered by Heba Kadry (Lucy Dacus, Cigarettes After Sex, Beach House), Charli Adams’ ‘Cloverland Drive’ is out January 17th via Color Study and will be available on all digital platforms here.