A track straight from the heart and onto the stage, singer-songwriter Charley has released her autobiographical song, and entry for Eurovision – Australia Decides 2022, “I Suck At Being Lonely”.

As a new addition to Australia’s growing pop music community, Charley’s discography, and her Eurovision entry, is 100% of herself. More than just a song, “I Suck At Being Lonely” is evidently a cathartic release of emotion post-breakup. A her subtle vocal melody is supported by a gentle instrumental build, with Carly’s layered vocals showcasing a simple, yet very expensive, production. “I Suck At Being Lonely” sucks you into Charley’s trauma and hooks you in hard.

Charley releases “I Suck At Being Lonely”

“I Suck At Being Lonely” is written by Charley and Jim Alxndr (writer for Carly Rae Jepsen, Ruel and Jack Garratt). 

Speaking about her process of writing the song, Charley said:

“I wrote ‘I Suck At Being Lonely’ two and a half years ago with Jim Alxndr while I was in LA on a writing trip,” Charley said in a press statement. “The session that day turned into a therapy session as I was feeling so heartbroken over my ex.

“Everywhere I went I thought about him, especially at night when it was raining and I’d catch a cab home from a party, all alone… we [Alxndr and I] both cried so much, turning the recording into one of the most cathartic experiences of my life.”

Charley joins other entrants, duo Isaiah and Evie Irie, pop stalwart PAULINI, the fabulous Seann Miley Moore, Perth’s metal quintet Voyager, singer-songwriter Jude York, avant-garde performance artist Sheldon Riley, six-piece girl group  G-NAT!ON, charismatic pop star Andrew Lambrou, powerhouse entertainer PAULINI, Tiktok wildcard Erica Padilla and multi-media artist Jaguar Jonze. Eurovision – Australia Decides 2022 airs on February 26 on SBS.

What do you think of Charley’s from-the-heart track? Do you want to see Charley take her song in Turin? Let us know down below!

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Aeria
Aeria
9 months ago

People had already speculated this to be a contender, but hearing it… I just don’t really see it. Maybe I’m an outsider but maybe this’ll grow live. As for now, it’s a no for me

Mark
Mark
9 months ago
Reply to  Aeria

I am concerned that she doesn’t have tv experience.

Emma
Emma
9 months ago
Reply to  Mark

Yes she does…she appeared on two seasons of The Voice Australia in 2016 & 2017.

Cheerio
Cheerio
9 months ago

Easily my favourite of this ESC season so far!

vetrina
vetrina
9 months ago

She does suck but not only at being lonely…

Volcano
9 months ago
Reply to  vetrina

This is such a hateful comment. What a fool

Molly!
Molly!
9 months ago

Wow this is incredible!!! Australia just got SERIOUS!!!!!

Sapphire
Sapphire
9 months ago

Overhyped :/

Sabrina
Sabrina
9 months ago

This is a pretty one and I believe it can be a grower with the right atmosphere. The production of the track is top-notch, the arrangement on its last third amazing, especially when the strings come up.

Australia Decides’ lineup keeps shaping up nicely, Charley, Jaguar Jonze, Jude York and Voyager all have good songs.

Last edited 9 months ago by Sabrina
ete sech
ete sech
9 months ago

I agree with those saying it’s not something we haven’t ever heard of, but I love the fact that it’s self-written and that you can notice that right away! Also, it doesn’t have to reinvent the wheel to be liked, sometimes keeping it simple is fine 🙂

Last edited 9 months ago by ete sech
BetwixtTales
BetwixtTales
9 months ago

Mmm, I mean, it’s an OK song, but would I be seeking it out to put it on? No.

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
9 months ago

do i get overtones of drivers licence mmm nothing special for me

gar
gar
9 months ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

Drivers License is like really good lol

Teddie
Teddie
9 months ago

Ooh I like the harmonies, simple yet effective

dtuk
dtuk
9 months ago

There was so much hype for this song and in the end its pretty good but ok not winning material..

Bil.l
Bil.l
9 months ago

There was so much hype for this song and in the end its a pretty good song but ok not something really big…

2022
9 months ago

Its boribg

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
9 months ago

Well Australia just got serious…

Aria
Aria
9 months ago

Melodifestivalen songs are out. A dire bunch.

ales
ales
9 months ago
Reply to  Aria

Theyre even worse than heat one, which is probably a good thing for cornelia because none of those songs could challenge hers. Except maybe Liamoo just for the perks of being a good looking guy with a Eric Saade style song

#synthsareawesome
#synthsareawesome
9 months ago

Sounds fresh and good. Has this kinda indie (?) vibe to it.

voix
voix
9 months ago

German songs are so boring that even the wiwi team forgot to write an article about them. Totally understandable

Aria
Aria
9 months ago
Reply to  voix

They are out?

voix
voix
9 months ago
Reply to  Aria

yes but friendly advice, avoid listening them or try to do it in fast forward. Dont loose your time for this selection

Last edited 9 months ago by voix
Aria
Aria
9 months ago
Reply to  voix

I expect nothing after last year’s BS. NDR is rubbish on all fronts, not just in ESC. It was nice of them to make a 3 min video of all songs though because none of these deserve a full listen.

Last edited 9 months ago by Aria
Campbell Grace
Campbell Grace
9 months ago

Oh this is beautiful.

That build up is everything. This really could come to life even more on stage.

Polegend Godgarina
9 months ago

sounds like something tate mcrae would release if she had the range. maybe charley is the girl she sings about in “she’s all i wanna be”.

Pearli
Pearli
9 months ago

lol The shade.

Por no estar
Por no estar
9 months ago

A for effort. At least it sounds selfwritten

Pearli
Pearli
9 months ago

Goosebumps all over. It sounds like she’s telling me a story I can relate to. This can have a MOMENT with the live performance. My winner for Australia Decides so far.

Simple
Simple
9 months ago

Voyager.

Michael
Michael
9 months ago
Reply to  Simple

Dreamer! 😉