In 2016, she released promising EP Fingertips, & then last year she dropped her debut album Perennial which combined her folk roots with electronic music, resulting in an album full of heart-wrenching pop. The album received a triple j Album of the Year nomination, was voted as a Top 10 triple j Listeners Album of 2017 & nominated for an ARIA Award for Best Pop Release. Celia herself was also nominated for APRA’s 2018 Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year award.
The past two years, Celia says, have been “crazy”. But she’s been most thankful that her debut album -made in the midst of heartbreak- has left a mark on its listeners. “It’s been really nice to be able to create a body of work that captures something that I've been through, & that I know other people, either have been through, or they're going through. It's been really nice to connect with some people in the audience, who after shows have told me their stories, & said that my music has helped them” she says. “It has reminded me of why I make music”.