Hanson recently released her debut music video for Only One which was directed by directing duo Similar But Different (Dani Girdwood and Charlotte Fassler) with an all-female crew. Shot in the California desert, the clip shows Hanson haunting a young man’s subconscious as he drives through the desert. He can’t see her, but she can interact with him and it is choreographed with punctuated movement and rhythmic dance that almost feels alien.
Early praises include: L’OFFICIEL: “Pop’s next teen phenom is here. And she’d been hiding out in the middle-of-nowhere Wisconsin. 17-year-old Carlie Hanson is witty charming self-confident beyond her years, and, most importantly, talented.” NYLON: “Would you believe us if we told you Carlie Hanson is a 17-year-old from Wisconsin who also works at McDonald’s? You better. This debut is McAwesome.” HILLYDILLY: “The type of ambitious pop that will only continue to catapult her to the top. If you aren't hip to Carlie yet, be sure to get familiar, cause she's ready to join Sigrid, Maggie Rogers, and Billie Eilish as one of pop's stars.”