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Last week, Charli XCX released her damn good new album, Charli, and this week she’s rolling out the red carpet for it in style. Today, she’s sharing a music video for “2099,” the album’s Troye Sivan-featuring closing track. In the video, which was directed by Bradley&Pablo, they both zoom around on jet skis … More »
The wait is over: Charli XCX‘ much buzzed-about Charli has arrived on digital shelves everywhere and is ready to stream. It marks the burgeoning pop star’s third album effort, and perhaps her most ambitious endeavor to date, given her role as an executive producer on the project. It features collaborations with Troye Sivan, Brooke Candy, HAIM, Lizzo, Clairo, Kim Petra, Pabllo Vittar, CupcakKe, Big Freedia, Tommy Cash, and Yaeji.
Charli imbues a variety of influences into the record, fusing palatable pop overtones with hints of dance music, bass, and hip-hop and playing on the experimentalism exhibited over her last couple albums. Clocking in at 15 tracks in total, the full listen makes for a rollercoaster of a ride. Listen below.
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A few weeks ago, Charli XCX had a bit of a rough time. She took to social media to air out her feelings. “Sometimes I just want to quit everything,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “Sometimes I wish I was only a songwriter, not an artist — so I could give my … More »
Charli XCX has enlisted pop singer and previous collaborator Troye Sivan for the latest single from her forthcoming album Charli. The track is called “2099,” and Charli XCX writes on her Twitter that the track takes fans to the future with Sivan.
The track opens with Sivan’s humming vocals surrounded by a pulsing drum backdrop. Charli XCX joins the fold after Sivan’s introduction, taking the track into its pop-centric drop. Both artists’ vocal lines are heavily synthesized, fittingly creating a futuristic effect for the song, which tastefully aligns with the pop forward thinker’s unique profile. The final single from Charli lands hot off the heels of XCX and Clairo’s “February 2017,” as the album nears its official release.
Charli is set to feature 15 tracks, and the compilation highlights the collaborative nature of Charli XCX’s artistry with Lizzo, Kim Petras, Big Freedia and more featured on the album’s tracklist. The LP will be released in full on September 13 via Atlantic Records.
Charli XCX is releasing her new album, Charli, at the end of the week. She’s been loose with the singles from it, all of them highlighting the many collaborators that she’s brought into her world with this album. There’s been “Blame It On Your Love” (with Lizzo), “Gone” (with Christine And … More »
Next week, the idiosyncratic, futuristic pop star Charli XCX will release her new album Charli. The album features a whole lot of contributions from Charli’s peers in the pop world, and she’s already shared a bunch of the songs from the LP: “1999” with Troye Sivan, “Blame It On Your Love” … More »
Charli XCX and Christine And The Queens recently appeared on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge ahead of the release of Charli next week. They performed their single together, “Gone,” and then they covered the 1975’s “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME” off the British wonder boys’ most recent album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. The … More »