October 29, 2021 (Los Angeles, CA) – Pop-punk phenom Carlie Hanson has released the emotionally raw music video for her pulsing new single, “Snot,” which also features LA grunge hotshot Deb Never.
Watch the “SNOT” video HERE.
Listen to “Snot” HERE.
Directed by Lucas Chemotti, the “Snot” video trains its gaze on a bathtub-ridden Carlie as she shaves the bleach-blonde locks from her head, sporting a “Nobody For President” shirt as she does. “I feel like I’m doing my childhood self a favor” she says. “There were so many moments throughout my life when people asked, ‘Are you a boy or are you a girl?’ Now I’m showing everyone that I can look however I want – no labels.”
Head newly shorn in the video, Carlie also sits for a scalp tattoo of her mother’s signature, “Jean,” as a touching tribute. “My mom is very cool, she was really pumped about it,” Carlie says of the gesture.
“Snot” chronicles one of the most challenging moments in Carlie’s then long-distance relationship – the tear-streaked afternoon when her girlfriend dropped her off at home before she was set to fly back to Los Angeles – and uses it to plumb new emotional depths about how love can show its true colors both physically and emotionally. “You have to be honest at the end of the day,” she says.
“Snot” will appear on Carlie’s eagerly anticipated upcoming studio album, Tough Boy, which will be released in early 2022 marking her first full body of work since 2020’s DestroyDestroyDestroyDestroy EP. Inspired by the music of Mac DeMarco, Jean Dawson, Alanis Morrissette, Lil Peep, and Frank Ocean, Tough Boy unfolds over 13 tracks, taking listeners on a journey that entwines Hanson’s “pop bitch” goals with her sonic boundary-pushing ambition. Thematically, the album culls from Carlie’s full, vibrant spectrum of feelings; each day in the studio brought out different emotions, unlocking the ability to let her gut guide the way. “I never knew what I wanted to talk about on any given day, but I knew I wanted to tackle my hurt and how I dealt with it,” she says. “Even though I’m emotionally all over the place, this album let me let it all out.”
The project’s first released tracks, “Gucci Knife” and “Off My Neck,” are cratering songs that serve as mission statements for the album; the latter in particular exposes some fresh wounds about a friendship she saw fracture during quarantine. “I want to be more than just a girl who makes pop music,” she says. “I want to be seen. I can do other things too.I don’t ever want to just be put in this box musically or personally.”
Carlie will also make her live, hometown return on Saturday, November 20 with a very special show at The Cavalier Theater in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Tickets for that concert are on sale HERE.