Chronicling her first relationship, the three-song release features the fan favorites

“ANGEL,” “WHEN U WERE PSYCHO” and “There U Go (Bye Bye!)”


Watch the video for “There U Go (Bye Bye!)”

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Click here to stream THE LOST FILES EP

Los Angeles, CA (August 18, 2023) – Today, rising pop star Chelsea Collins releases her latest EP, THE LOST FILES, via Craft Recordings. The long-awaited project, available to stream HERE, features a trio of songs that Collins co-wrote and co-produced shortly before she was signed to her former label home HITCO, including the fan favorites “ANGEL,” “WHEN U WERE PSYCHO and “There U Go (Bye Bye!).”

Arriving alongside THE LOST FILES is a video for her empowering and refreshingly upbeat breakup song, “There U Go (Bye Bye!).” Directed by Collins, the visual portrays the singer-songwriter bidding farewell to an Elon Musk cardboard cutout. “It embodies the essence of this song,” she explains. “My ex’s idol was Elon Musk (we both grew up in the Bay Area) and I used to love Twitter, so this video and song is like saying farewell to my ex and one of my favorite apps.”

“‘There U Go (Bye Bye!)’ is one of my favorite songs that I’ve ever made,” reveals Collins. “I was exiting a stale relationship and writing this song actually led me to have the strength to leave. Once the track was done, the facade I had of him in my head was gone and a weight was lifted off my shoulders. I saw him for who he was.” She adds, “I wanted to write a song from a strong perspective instead of my usual sad breakup songs.”

“There U Go (Bye Bye!)” follows the bittersweet ballad “ANGEL” and the cathartic “WHEN U WERE PSYCHO,” both of which were released as singles ahead of THE LOST FILES.

Written and produced alongside collaborators including GRAMMY®-winning producer Khris Lorenz (Ziggy Marley, 3OH!3), Collins’ brother, singer-songwriter Nico Collins, and songwriter MONROE (Chelsea Collins’ “07 Britney”), THE LOST FILES chronicles the artist’s first romantic relationship. “I learned so much about love through this EP,” she explains. “It starts out so beautiful (‘ANGEL’), turns into chaos (‘WHEN U WERE PSYCHO’), and then you realize by the end that it’s time to move on (‘There U Go (Bye Bye!)’) and that maybe the guy you date at 19 isn’t supposed to be your husband.”


Long sought-after by fans, the EP holds an even greater significance to Collins on an artistic level. “These are the last batch of songs that I wrote when I was a teenager before getting signed, as well as the first batch of full songs that I wrote, recorded, and produced entirely by myself,” she shares. “I was told repeatedly that the production on these songs wasn’t good enough and that I should let a more experienced person (always a man) rework them.”

Now, three years later, fans can hear these songs as Collins originally intended. Seeing the project finally come to fruition has been a self-described “therapeutic” process for Collins. “I genuinely thought that I would never be able to release these songs due to contractual issues, but the universe sent me a music industry angel, Joe Aboud, who led my marketing at my previous label HITCO. Being able to finally share the music with my fans is such a heartwarming feeling.”

Praised by NYLON as a “nonconformist pop singer with a vision,” Chelsea Collins has racked up over 150 million streams since her debut and drawn praise from the likes of Rolling StoneFLAUNT, Ones to Watch, EARMILK and American Songwriter. Born and raised in San Francisco, the singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and self-taught producer immersed herself in music as a child—finding inspiration from pop stars like Taylor Swift and Britney Spears as well as from hit-making producers like Max Martin. After high school, the laser-focused artist relocated to Los Angeles to develop her career.

Shortly after, in 2019, Collins signed with HITCO, where she released a string of top-streaming singles, including “Used to be (L.O.V.E.) and 07 Britney.” Soon, she caught the attention of her peers, leading to a series of high-profile collaborations, including 2020’s “Water Run Dry” with the chart-topping rapper/singer 24kGoldn; a duet of Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground” with GRAMMY®-winning singer, songwriter and actress Andra Day; and 2021’s “Hotel Bed with GRAMMY®-nominated hip-hop star Swae Lee. In 2022, Concord acquired HITCO’s impressive hip-hop and pop catalog.

Last month, Collins partnered with the best-selling Dutch EDM duo Vicetone, lending her ethereal vocals to their new single, “Voices in My Head.” Later this year, the busy singer-songwriter will announce a new collaborative project that is particularly close to her heart.

Click here to stream THE LOST FILES EP


  1. ANGEL
  3. There U Go (Bye Bye!)

About Craft Recordings:

Craft Recordings is home to one of the largest and most essential collections of master recordings and compositions in the world. Its storied repertoire includes landmark releases from icons such as Joan Baez, John Coltrane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Celia Cruz, Miles Davis, Isaac Hayes, John Lee Hooker, Little Richard, R.E.M., Joan Sebastian, and Traveling Wilburys. Plus, the catalog recordings of celebrated contemporary acts including A Day to Remember, Evanescence, Alison Krauss, Nine Inch Nails, Taking Back Sunday and Violent Femmes, to name just a few. Renowned imprints with catalogs issued under the Craft banner include Fania, Fantasy, Fearless, HITCO, Musart, Nitro, Panart, Prestige, Riverside, Rounder, Specialty, Stax, Vanguard, Varèse Sarabande, Vee-Jay and Victory, among many others. Craft creates thoughtfully curated packages, with a meticulous devotion to quality and a commitment to preservation—ensuring that these recordings endure for new generations to discover. Craft is also home to the Billie Holiday and Tammy Wynette estates which preserve and protect their respective names, likeness and music through day-to-day legacy management of these cultural trailblazers.

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