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.
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