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Carlie Hanson Strips Back “Starting Tomorrow” In Live Performance

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[Photo by: Yising Kao]

Following a groundbreaking 2023 highlighted by the release of her sophomore album, Wisconsin, alongside a string of singles, Carlie Hanson left an unforgettable mark at the idobi Studios in LA, infusing our studio with her electrifying presence and undeniable prowess. Released at the tail end of 2023 and marking her final single of the year, Hanson joined the idobi Radio team to deliver a stripped-down rendition of “Starting Tomorrow” and capture a captivating acoustic performance of the track for fans.

The genesis of the track traces back to July 2023 when Hanson recorded a voice memo that would transform into “Starting Tomorrow.” Teasing fans with a glimpse into the creative process, she shared, “Here’s a little voice memo from the day we wrote it” on social media. The final touches and production of the track were expertly crafted alongside writer Alex Veltri and writer/producer Dallas Caton, lending their talents to bring the release to fruition.

Watch more: Carlie Hanson Bares Her Soul On “Living Feeling Dead” Live Performance

​​With a blend of introspection and inspiration, Carlie Hanson weaves a compelling narrative in her lyrics, as evidenced by the opening verse: “’Cause it’s 5 PM today like it was all yesterday/When I washed my hands up, turning a new page.” Across these two standout lines, Hanson skillfully encapsulates the profound uncertainty of the world while also infusing a glimmer of hopefulness and the promise of new beginnings. Accompanied by the gentle strumming of an acoustic guitar acting as the backdrop to her vocal soars, her emotive delivery breathes new life into this already anthemic track, enhancing its accessibility and allowing listeners to connect deeply with the emotions it conveys.

Check out her soul-stirring acoustic rendition of “Starting Tomorrow” below. You can also watch her stripped-down versions of “Living Feeling Dead” and “Pretender,” released earlier this week, here.

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