When an artist first emerges at a young age, they often have a limited well of knowledge and experience to draw from, yet on her sophomore album Collide, Imogen Clark tackles, with great clarity, the tumultuous process of entering adulthood, the joys and challenges of learning about yourself, those around you, and your place in the world, and the duality of emotion that is the undercurrent of so many of life’s experiences.
Collide was produced by Australian legend Mark Lizotte (Diesel) and has already become one of the most talked about albums of 2018, charting at #4 on the ARIA Australian Country Albums chart, only topped by industry giants Kasey Chambers and Keith Urban. At the age of 23, Imogen has already realised a wealth of personal goals. From performing at the iconic Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, signing with Lost Highway Records/Universal Music Australia (Shane Nicholson, Adam Eckersley Band, Catherine Britt), receiving multiple CMC Award nominations, including Best New Artist, Best Video, and Female Artist of the Year in 2018, and having four consecutive singles reach #1 on the CMC Top 50 chart. That industry acknowledgement and respect from her peers has led to high profile tours/shows with artists such as Diesel, Ian Moss, Daryl Braithwaite, Willie Watson and Shane Nicholson. She has also earned an abundance of songwriting and studio work credits, having co-written two songs on Kasey Chambers’ ARIA Award winning #1 album Dragonfly, and recorded backing vocals on Shane Nicholson’s Golden Guitar award winning Love & Blood record.
The range and conviction within Imogen’s songwriting and live performances will continue to capture the hearts and minds of new fans as the bruised, honest and ultimately optimistic songs of Collide make their way into the world.
This Spring, Imogen will embark on the 'Late Night Girl Tour', her most extensive headline tour of the country to date, a reflection of the way in which her new album has catapulted her to new heights. There are no signs of slowing for Imogen Clark.