Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Because We Used To Be The Cool Kids
Despite the pathetic number of posts I've managed over the past eighteen months, I'm still surprised that I never got around to posting about Charli XCX.
Although still just 20 years young, Charli has been releasing music since 2008 when the caught the attention of one of my favourite music writers The Guardian's Paul Lester, even if he had written her off as a Lady Sovereign wannabe.
It's only in the past year or so though that she's really hit her stride, releasing a slew of excellent EPs and mixtapes, working with some of the most interesting producers on the go and lending her vocals to Icona Pop's signature tune 'I Love It'.
Keeping good company, Charli was chosen to join Sky Ferreira and Grimes on the cover of V Magazine earlier this year and was also namechecked in that Pitchfork article I mentioned previously about the next generation of pop music.
Charli XCX's album lands in February and, yesterday, we got another little taster of what to expect in the guise of new single 'You (Ha Ha Ha)'. Based around a sample of Gold Panda's 'You', the track builds into a spiteful dedication to a former lover, with all the hallmarks of Charli's patented 'gloom pop' sound.
Charli XCX - You Ha Ha Ha (Radio 1 Airplay) by charlixcx