Charley’s Timebombs EP is a full-on pop assault. Charley’s the most Top 40 friendly singer that I’ve heard in a while that isn’t getting radio play. I assume it’s hard to break into the US radio market, and even more so, for an Australian artist. Charley’s new EP has taken a page from the Pop Diva World Domination Handbook and nailed it.
“Worst Taste In Girls” was my introduction to Charley, with it’s Katy Perry “I Kissed A Girl” fun same-sex vibe, best belting out while driving with the windows down.
“Burnout” could be a song off any Carly Rae Jepsen album except with some girl-on-girl action.
“Heartbreaker” is reminiscent of Marina & The Diamonds.
Is “Running Wild” a ballad, a rock anthem or like a new Pink single…without the trapeze?
Charley’s angst and emotional turmoil on “Timebombs” would do Taylor Swift proud.
Unfortunately, no matter how solid a ballad is, it doesn’t get played on the radio unless you’re Billie Eilish.
In my gay opinion, now that Olivia Newton-John is gone, it’s time for American radio to fill that void with a new Australian pop diva, and Charley would be the perfect fit. She could easily take over the airwaves, one station at a time.