The latest in bold musicianship from Nina Kraviz is her take on “Gone,” the sharp synthpop single from Charli XCX and Christine and The Queens. Her “Happy Mix” flips “Gone” into a futuristic house tune built to churn the dancefloor. Vocals from the original float over a subtle, yet vibrant low-end, accompanied by ethereal synth riffs—an entrancing mixture that stands out while managing to emulate the emotional signature of the piece it re-works. Listen for this one lighting up her sets to come.
Nina’s remix to “Gone” is the first of a broader series that will be released on October 11 on Asylum Records. The package will include remixes to cuts by Clarence Clarity, Devault, and The Wild. These all continue a recent remix streak by Kraviz, which has also seen her providing her interpretation on pieces by Marie Davidson and Franz Ferdinand.
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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 »
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 »
Pabllo Vittar and Charli XCX have come together once again to release a new single entitled “Flash Pose.” This is the second time this diverse duo have collaborated, the first happening on XCX’s most recent album, Pop 2, on “I Got It” alongside Brooke Candy and CupcakKe.
This new song from Vittar and XCX takes a more direct approach to pop, tapping Vittars rhythmic, South American roots and combining them with XCX’s vocal dexterity, alternating fluidly between rapping and singing.
“Flash Pose” marks Vittar’s first English single, and perhaps a major breaking point for her stateside profile. Charli XCX will release her next LP, Charli, on September 13. As of now, she has shared three singles from the album, each with an impressive featured artist. The first was “1999” with Troye Sivan, followed by “Blame It on Your Love” with Lizzo, and finally, “Gone” with Christine and the Queens.
Check out the brand new music video for “Flash Pose” below.
The universe has been expanding for approximately 13.8 billion years, and ever since the advent of recorded sound, popular music has followed suit. New galaxies of sound are constantly springing up and spreading out, intermingling and morphing and exploding. An adventurous music fan is never bored. Yet this past decade the pop mainstream has exhibited … More »
“Next Level” Charli XCX is just around the corner, with her beautifully-titled third album, Charli. Are you prepared? What will you do September 13 when she drops the album and you haven’t adequately prepped yourself to deal with the emotional consequences? Do you have the physical stamina to handle 15 bangers in a row? What system will you have in place should your body respond negatively to too much good music? Or, who knows, what if it’s TERRIBLE, to the point that even your Charli-stan friend Sam think it sucks?!
Thankfully, Charli’s easing us in — first up was “1999,” second was “Blame It On Your Love.” Today, we have the third ease-in, titled “Gone,” which features a guest spot from Christine and the Queens (a.k.a. Chris a.k.a. Héloïse Adelaide Letissier). From Charli (baby):
THIS SONG IS ABOUT FEELING ISOLATED AND ALONE IN CROWDED ROOMS, THE FEELINGS OF ANXIETY AND LEARNING TO BE COMFORTABLE WITH WHO YOU TRULY ARE. ITS ABOUT BREAKING DOWN AND BREAKING FREE
Check out the video for “Gone” above, even if it’s just to find out why Charli called it her “most favorite video” she’s ever made.
It’s been the better part of a decade since Charli XCX’s last full-length release, but according to the electro-pop sensation’s Instagram, her most personal LP is set for release September 13, followed by North American and international tours. Entitled Charli, the impending album features a chromatic assortment of supporting talent through names like Big Freedia, and Christine and the Queens. According to XCX, the eponymous, 15-track album will explore exceptionally intimate themes and experiences held by the artist since her 2014 LP, Sucker.
The album’s latest single, “Blame It On Your Love,” featuring near overnight songstress sensation, Lizzo, maintains the summer anthem allure that rendered her earlier hits like “Boom Clap” just so juicy, but also shows a glimpse of a new, unapologetically expressive side to the pop star’s sonic identity. A boisterous drop makes for a beat that’s not only destined for radio play, but is more than capable of turning a dancefloor inside out.
Charli XCX North American Summer Tour (Dates)
09/20 Buckhead, Atlanta, GA
09/21 Marathon Music Works, Nashville, TN
09/23 White Oak Music Hall, Houston, TX
09/24 Emo’s, Austin, TX
09/25 House of Blues, Dallas, TX
09/27 The Marquee, Phoenix, AZ
09/28 House of Blues, San Diego, CA
10/1 The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
10/2, Fox, San Francisco, CA
10/4 Showbox Market, Seattle, WA
10/5 Commodore, Vancouver, BC
10/6 Roseland, Portland, OR
10/8 Union, Salt Lake City, UT
10/9 Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
10/11 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
10/14 Rebel, Toronto, ON
10/1 Corona, Montreal, QB
10/17 House of Blues, Boston, MA
10/18 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
10/19 Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
10/22 Terminal 5, New York, NY
Charli XCX Global Tour Dates (Dates)
0/27 Galvanisers, Glasgow – UK
10/28 O2 Institute, Birmingham – UK
10/30 Albert Hall, Manchester – UK
10/31 O2 Academy Brixton – UK
11/04 Berns, Stockholm – Sweden
11/05 Sentrum Scene, Olso – Norway
11/07 Vega, Copenhagen – Denmark
11/09 Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin – Germany
11/10 Docks, Hamburg – Germany
11/12 Stodola, Warsaw – Poland
11/14 Roxy, Prague – Czech Republic
11/15 Live Music Hall, Cologne – Germany
11/17 Transbordeur, Lyon – France
11/18 Fabrique, Milan – Italy
11/20 Sala La Riviera, Madrid – Spain
11/22 Razzmatazz Room 2, Barcelona – Spain
11/24 Den Atelier, Luxembourg – Luxembourg
11/25 Paradiso, Amsterdam – Netherlands
11/26 AB Main Hall, Brussels – Belgium
11/28 Izvestia Hall, Moscow – Russia
Charli season is upon us. Charli XCX has been teasing the follow-up to 2017’s Pop 2 project for a while now, releasing one-off singles like her Troye Sivan-assisted hit “1999” last year and her Diplo-produced Spice Girls cover this morning. A few weeks ago, Charli shared her Lizzo collab, … More »