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Charli Adams ft. Ruston Kelly ‘Headspace’

Charli Adams teams with Ruston Kelly for captivating new track ‘Headspace’, out May 12th via Color Study.

Charismatic indie sensation Charli Adams shares captivating new effort ‘Headspace’ featuring Ruston Kelly – the latest cut taken from her debut album ‘Bullseye’, set for release July 16th via Color Study (Haux, Lav, Rosie Carney).

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The follow-up to acclaimed previous single ‘Cheer Captain’ out last month, ‘Headspace’ sees Adams step away from her conservative upbringing in Alabama and instead focus on her memories of romance in this coming-of-age cut.

Drawing comparisons to contemporaries Phoebe Bridgers, Beabadoobee and Girl In Red, the Nashville-based musician is certainly taking the alt-rock scene by storm, tipped by key industry platforms including the likes of NPR, Billboard, The FADER, The Line Of Best Fit, Dork and countless others.

“‘Headspace’ is about being so in love with someone that it physically hurts really bad”, the songwriter reveals. “When you’re almost mad at yourself for still loving this person. It’s kind of a contradiction in the chorus “I stood at the door of your place, wondering how to get out of this headspace”. You’re standing at their front door wondering how to not think about them.

I wrote ‘Headspace’ in my bedroom about a month before I got a call to open for Ruston on his tour in 2019. I played it on the road and I remembered him saying it was his favorite, so I was excited to ask him to sing on it once I got to record it. I have so much respect for him so I’m really honored to collaborate with him on ‘Bullseye’.”

Having already shared poignant offerings ‘Didn’t Make It’ and ‘Maybe Could Have Loved’ from ‘Bullseye’, an album title inspired by a nickname Justin Vernon gave her playing darts following a chance encounter at a Nashville dive bar, ‘Headspace’ marks one of several thrilling collaborations on her upcoming record, reinforcing the Alabama native’s abundance of potential as its release date edges ever closer.

Mixed by Patrick Dillett (St. Vincent, Sufjan Stevens) and produced by Dan Agee, Charli Adams’ ‘Headspace’ (feat. Ruston Kelly) is out May 12th via Color Study (Haux, Lav, Rosie Carney) and will be available on all digital platforms.

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