20-year-old alt-pop phenomenon Carlie Hanson shares ‘Stealing All My Friends’, her second new track of the year after ‘Daze Inn’.
‘Stealing All My Friends’ is a mature, honest song about Carlie’s experience seeing friends and idols suffer from substance abuse. Backed largely by an acoustic guitar and minimal drums, the young singer opens up on the downtempo track.
“Since the passing of two of my favorite artists, Lil Peep and Mac Miller, I have wanted to write a tribute song to the both of them,” said Hanson. “When I first sat down to actually write ‘Stealing All My Friends,’ it became something bigger, deeper and more personal. We all have somebody in our lives who has struggled with or been affected by drug addiction in some way. Some are strong enough to overcome it and some unfortunately, are not. I have seen firsthand what drugs can do to a person and it is not pretty, but it is real and something that I felt needed to be talked about.”
The song is released with an accompanying music video that takes inspiration from Blink 182’s video for their hit ‘Adam’s Song’ and the stark frankness of the HBO show ‘Euphoria’.
In addition to the single and video, Carlie also shares a live performance of the song which can be seen here.
Before even turning 19, Carlie had toured with artists including Troye Sivan and Yungblud in both the US and Europe, signed a deal with Warner Records and subsequently released her debut EP ‘JUNK’ last summer. Named a VEVO DSCVR artist, Carlie also has superstar fans such as Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato. She followed the EP with ‘Side Effects’, ‘Daze Inn’ and now ‘Stealing All My Friends’, and has passed a total of 86 million streams.
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