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Hollie Col celebrates ‘Forgot To Love You’, shares favourite happy break-up songs

Sydney-based multi-disciplinary singer-songwriter Hollie Col has a real knack for exploring the highs and lows of relationships, love, life, and heartache from every perspective.

And on her latest single ‘Forgot To Love You’, she is continuing that deep dive – this time exploring the romanticism of being single in your 20’s, failure to fully commit, and the Gen-Z dread that hits hard when you realise you’ve ruined a relationship.  

The first instalment from her forthcoming EP, which is set for release in early 2022, ‘Forgot To Love You’ is another example of Hollie Col’s glowing, honest songwriting – wrapping a cheerful and infectious melody around her signature anthemic, guitar-infused pop sound.

It follows a steady stream of singles, including previous releases ‘She Knows’ and ‘Let Yourself Down’, that have seen Col garner praise from the likes of triple j, Pilerats, The Music, and more while collecting more than six million streams on Spotify and an ever-growing global fanbase along the way.

Col first burst on to the scene in 2017 with her debut single ‘Warm Heart’ – a charmingly delicate folk-pop number that laid the initial foundations for what was to come on her debut EP Hazel, released in 2018.

With every subsequent single Col has further developed her guitar-led folk-pop sound, honing her songwriting and cementing herself as one of the most exciting artists coming out of Australia.

Hollie Col has shared the stage with local and international favourites including The Rubens, Dan Sultan, Kodaline, and Harrison Storm, and by the looks of her schedule has a very big 2022 on the cards.

‘Forgot to Love You’ is a song about being one foot in and one foot out of a relationship, and coming to the realisation that you have to end it. It’s about acknowledging you’re not giving the someone the love you should be. I think there is something fun and a little, dare I say, cheeky about it though too. The production keeps it light and glittery, so it’s really up to you how deep you want to take the meaning.

Hollie Col on her new single ‘Forgot To Love You’

To celebrate her new single ‘Forgot To Love You’, Hollie Col shares her favourite happy break-up songs.

Check out ‘Forgot To Love You’ by Hollie Col:

Hollie Col – Forgot To Love You (Official Music Video) Julia Stevens Series: Part 1

Hollie Col’s top ten happy break-up songs:

Britney Spears – Stronger

“Starting this list with an absolute ICON. It is scientifically impossible to not feel happy listening to this song – in part because of nostalgia and in part because it’s a hard core self-love, girl power song.”

Britney Spears – Stronger (Official HD Video)

Maggie Rogers – Back In My Body

“Maggie is such a powerful woman – I’m obsessed. I went to her show in Sydney, and came away feeling so strong and ready to prioritise myself. I love with the way her music feels. ‘Back in my Body’ is all about rediscovering yourself and tuning in to your own thoughts and body. I think that can be important after a relationship where it can be easy to slip into co-dependency and neglect your self exploration a little.”

Maggie Rogers – Back In My Body (Live From The DNC 2020)

Taylor Swift – My Tears Ricochet

“Ok, this one is a big cry it out song. But there’s a power in the realisation that you’re going to get through it, and the person who hurt you is going to feel the force of your rise, and the regret of what they’ve done.”

Taylor Swift – my tears ricochet (Official Lyric Video)

HAIM – Right Now

“HAIM are one of my all time favourite bands. If your ex is crawling back just when you’re finally over them, this one is for you. You can’t help but feel powerful and badass listening to this band.”

HAIM – Right Now (Live)

The All-American Rejects – Gives You Hell

“This is just a big f*ck you song. It’s simple and petty, and sometimes that’s just what you need.”

The All-American Rejects – Gives You Hell (Official Music Video)

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever

“Oh my god. This song has been playing over and over in my head since I heard it. Absolute euphoria. 10/10.”

Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever (Official Music Video)

Birdtalker – Heavy

“This is one of my favourite songs ever. It slaps you in the face and says ‘you’re alive, and that’s lucky’. One of my favourite lines is, ‘Do your fingers move, do your lungs inflate?’. I think it’s a great refresher and perspective giver. I just LOVE it.”

Birdtalker – Heavy (Official Video)

Freya Ridings – Castles

“The power in this song, my god. This is for sure a jump in the car, and yell it out kinda song.”

Freya Ridings – Castles (Official Video)

Lorde – Hard Feelings/Loveless

“I’m deviating from the ‘happy’ part for a second. This song is so gut-wrenching, but I think we need to sit in break ups for a second and be real about how we are feeling. The lyrics in this song are so hard hitting, but so relatable and it’s nice to remind yourself of the universality of hard feelings.”

Lorde – Hard Feelings/Loveless (Vevo x Lorde)

Bernard Fanning – Wish You Well

“I feel like this one is the finish line. Once you’ve gone through your rollercoaster of emotions and you finally get to closure.”

Bernard Fanning – 'Wish You Well'

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