Tuesday Tunes: Charli XCX
Twenty-one, born and raised in England, and obsessed with Disney… Allow us to introduce Charli XCX. If you haven’t heard of her, then you’ve definitely heard her music. Remember the über catchy Icona Pop single I Love It? Yep, Charli XCX wrote it. She’s shared the stage with Azealia Banks and opened for Peaches, Robyn, and Coldplay. Want to keep reading her resume? She also toured with Marina and the Diamonds, Ellie Goulding, and Paramore. It’s been a trip around the block, in the best possible way of course.
True Romance was released last year to moderate success and with the promise of a third studio album in the works, plus a super rad collab with Iggy Azalea (click play on Fancy; Clueless fans will love the tribute), we’re thinking 2014 is gonna be a good year for Charli EX-SEE-EX. Her music has been dubbed “goth pop” and “dark pop,” but does it really matter? A heavy internet presence says no, along with signature XCX styled sounds: ear-crunching beats and a heavy handed dose of sparkly 80s synths which keep the sound from actually becoming goth, if you catch our drift.
Her newest single SuperLove is out on the interwebz, but we’ve also included the videos for Fancy, You (Ha-Ha-Ha), and Nuclear Seasons here for you. Because more Charli couldn’t hurt, y’know? We’d recommend turning up the volume. While you treat your ears, peep Charli XCX’s style in the gallery below and check out our inspired GoJane picks. Let us know what you think. Are you a fan?Charli XCX’s Tumblr.
Our fave Charli XCX videos: