Charli XCX releases new album ‘Charli’ ahead of UK shows

Iconic pop pioneer Charli XCX announces her new album ‘Charli’ to release on September 13th and her transatlantic tour ‘Charli LIVE’ for Autumn. To celebrate the news, the vanguard of popular music releases the video for her now idolised track, ‘Blame It On Your Love’ Feat. Lizzo.

Directed by Bradley & Pablo and filmed in New York, the video for ‘Blame It On Your Love’ Feat. Lizzo embraces the imperfection and otherworldly, an undeniable tribute to a love with no boundaries. The video provides a liberating visual to complement the progressive hooks and disruptive vocals which the track is now known for.

The art of collaboration is at the heart of the album, a verified saviour of pop, Charli seamlessly binds musical genres from the vast pop spectrum. With Executive Production by A. G. Cook and Charli XCX, collaborators include Lizzo, Christine & The Queens, Haim, Troye Sivan, Brooke Candy, CupcakKe, Big Freedia, Sky Ferreira, Clairo and Yaeji. Charli teamed with AR makeup artist Ines Alpha to design her artworks with a goal of dismantling classic beauty ideals, a pairing which resulted in her striking album cover.

Album Tracklisting:

1. Next Level Charli

2. Gone feat. Christine and the Queens

3. Cross You Out feat. Sky Ferreira

4. 1999 feat. Troye Sivan

5. Click feat. Kim Petras and Tommy Cash

6. Warm feat. HAIM

7. Thoughts

8. Blame It On Your Love feat. Lizzo

9. White Mercedes

10. Silver Cross

11. I Don’t Wanna Know

12. Official

13. Shake It feat. Big Freedia, CupcakKe, Brooke Candy and Pabllo Vittar

14. February 2017 feat. Clairo and Yaeji

15. 2099 feat. Troye Sivan

Multi-Award-Winning Charli has accrued two Billboard Music Awards, a YouTube Music Award, two Sesac ‘Songwriter of the Year’ Awards, plus nominations at the Grammys, BRIT Awards and MTV EMA’s. As trailblazer behind the multi-platinum and global No.1’s “ Fancy ”, “ I Love It ” and the hit “ Boom Clap ”, Charli has also released the critically-acclaimed mixtapes ‘Number 1 Angel’ and ‘Pop 2’, and released her prolific summer crush anthem “Boys” and “1999 featuring Troye Sivan”. This year Charli attended the Met Gala as a special guest of Vogue, and performed for the amFAR Gala at the Cannes Film Festival.

Charli will perform her ‘Charli LIVE’ shows in The UK In Octoberincluding a show at London’s O2 Brixton Academy for a momentous October 31st Halloween show.

UK ‘Charli LIVE’ dates include:

October 27th : SWG3 Galvanisers, Glasgow UK

October 28th : O2 Institute, Birmingham UK

October 30th: Albert Hall, Manchester UK

October 31st: O2 Brixton Academy, London UK

Danny Peart
Editor / Live Music Photographer / Journalist at Soundcheck-Live

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