Describing the musical journey she’s been on since a child, Snowpine exposes who Charlie Collins is, who she has loved, what she’s been through, and what she struggles with. The artist adds:
“I hope you enjoy my life book, my story, and maybe understand me a little better.”
Collins, raised on a record collection of storytelling, was getting onto the stage of the local pub at 11-years-old. Every track on the vulnerable body of work is an authentic, unfiltered portrayal of real-life experiences.
The release of ‘Please Let Me Go’ in late May received an overwhelmingly encouraging response, setting her up well for the release of her debut record. The controlled balance within every track makes you forget the artist is only a year into her professional career.
The powerful third track of the LP, ‘Who’s Gonna Save You Now’, encompasses echoing guitars and contemplative lyrics which create an intimate connection between musician and listener.
‘Space between’, as raw as the emotions it evokes, utilises an elegantly downtempo acoustic melody for Collins’ vocals to float above. ‘Unwell’ is similar to ‘Space between’ in its sound and subject matter, though it still manages to find a beautiful contrast through acute instrumentation. Both songs reveal a gentler side to Collins’ ever-expanding discography of alt-country infused indie rock.
The energetic album, filled to the brim with strong vocals, catchy hooks, and harmonica melodies, is a captivating gem from start to finish.
Charlie Collins joined Gang of Youths on their record-breaking sold out Say Yes To Life tour in 2018, and was commended for her incredible performances. Additionally, she also performed at Gang Of Youth’s self-curated festival in Brisbane, A More Perfect Union, alongside Jack River, Luca Brasi, Thelma Plum, and Publique. Collins kicked off her 2019 with stunning sets at St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival following the release of third single ‘Beautifully Blind’.
Moreover, Charlie Collins has recently announced she’ll be supporting Kasey Chambers on her massive Australian tour in September 2019. Make sure you listen to Snowpine below; it’s not one to miss.