On January 14, pop alternative songstress Carlie Hanson has released a new track titled “F*** Your Labels.” This new single will be featured on her debut full length album, Tough Boy, which is due out February 18 via Warner Records. This will be her first body of work since 2020’s DestroyDestroyDestroyDestroy EP.
According to Carlie, “’F*** Your Labels’ is a rallying cry for anyone who feels like they’ve been thrown into any kind of box or judged because they don’t fit ‘societal norms.’ I wrote it about just being fed up with being labeled a certain way by people who are too stubborn to open up their minds.”
Inspired by the music of Mac DeMarco, Jean Dawson, Alanis Morrissette, Lil Peep, Nirvana, Carlie’s forthcoming debut album 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 will be featuring a wide and eclectic variety from Carlie’s full, vibrant spectrum of feelings, but with a confidence that is new for this young, up and coming singer. According to critics, Carlie “has melded her love for Justin B. and Nirvana on Tough Boy in the most delicious way.” Tough Boy is also expected to feature Carlie’s 2021 tracks “Snot (feat. Deb Never),” “Off My Neck,” and “Gucci Knife (feat. MASN).”
Carlie is featured on this month’s cover of Alternative Press “An Artist to Watch for 2022.” In addition to the release of “Fuck Your Labels,” Carlie is also featured on UK punk rock duo Salem’s track “Fall Out Of Love,” which appears in the new film “Scream 5” that was just released recently as well.
Listen to “F*** Your Labels” here and pre-order Tough Boy here.
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