Charli Adams’ “Didn’t Make It” Is For Doomed Overachieving Lovers

Making your life emotionally harder with one heartbreak at a time

Photo: Jasmine Archie

Charli Adams gives us a slice of indie rock filled with doomed relationship and overachieving lovers in new single “Didn’t Make It.” Adams’ croons is sprayed with nostalgia that feels dreamy yet gloomy at the same time as the swollen riffs rush through your veins with heartache and reflection. Hit play:

“I wrote ‘Didn’t Make It’ about trying way too hard to be with someone and cutting your losses. When there’s memories and nostalgia tied to someone it’s hard to let go and accept it for what it is. I was stuck on a loop with this guy when we were 17 and we just kept fucking it up. I love a song with hidden references (even if I’m the only one who knows it’s there), so ‘You were racing in the streets’ is a reference to my favourite Bruce Springsteen song and ‘We were kids we broke the chain’ is a reference to Fleetwood Mac. Growing up I was basically only exposed to what was on the radio in the 2000’s and it wasn’t until this relationship that I discovered the classics. There was so many influences on the Bullseye record but it all really started there.

The track is from the gal’s upcoming debut LP Bullseye, which was named after a nickname Justin Vernon gave her following a serendipitous encounter at a dive bar in Nashville. More details to come.