Carley Varley - Better Without Me


October 07, 2022

Carley Varley and IMC is the story of a beautiful encounter that started in January 2020. The pretty blonde from the south of England caught our eye at that time with “Found”. Then, with each release, she amazed us more and more, until joining the IMC Family in December 2021.

The Carley you knew until now was a rather pop artist, with sometimes folk sonorities, but always with this talent for writing and catchy melodies. The Carley we present to you today for her 8th IMC feature is, in fact, the authentic Carley, down to her deepest roots. Like us, she grew up listening to artists like Avril Lavigne, Linkin Park, and other rock sounds that made the 2000s so special. It was therefore inevitable that the artist tries the experience of a more alt-rock track than her previous releases.

"Better Without Me", out today on all platforms, is the result of Carley's encounter with the artists who have influenced her career. Very rock, with powerful drums and explosive electric guitars, a caustic bassline, and this melancholy in the lyrics typical of her sincere writing, this new song reconnects Carley Varley with her true "me". As if the butterfly finally opened its wings to reveal all its beauty.

Taken from her upcoming EP “Home Sick,” the singer recently shared on Instagram how the EP title came to her:

"I was looking back at the photos, I spotted 'Home Sick' written behind me in graffiti! When I saw it I was immediately thinking 'Wow this looks like an album cover!!' And that is the story of how my next EP's title was born!"

If you are attentive, you will notice that it is precisely the illustration photo that we have chosen, because we loved this anecdote.

And if you want to know more about this risky but fabulously successful musical shift, Carley Varley will be our guest of honor in episode 2 of our "Indie Hour" podcast, available next Wednesday on IMC. We can't wait for you to hear the great chat we had about it! In the meantime, you can still check out the first episode with special guest Thomas LaVine and many other great artists featured.

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