Pop polymath Charli XCX has announced details of her new mixtape ‘Pop2’, which will be released on Friday 15th December. To coincide with the announcement, Charli has unveiled her futuristic club track “Out Of My Head” taken from the forthcoming release following its first play on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show on Wednesday (listen here).
‘Pop2’ marks XCX’s second mixtape of the year and the next instalment in Charli’s mixtape series, following on from her critically-acclaimed March 2017 release ‘Number 1 Angel’. Teaming-up with previous collaborators A.G Cook, who here executively produced the mixtape, and SOPHIE alongside King Henry (Beyoncé, Justin Bieber), David Gamson and EASYFUN (Charli XCX “3AM”) on production, ‘Pop2’ features an all-star cast of writers and vocalists including Caroline Polachek (Chairlift), MØ, Tove Lo, ALMA, Carly Rae Jepsen, Pabllo Vittar, Jay Park and many more. Recorded across America while on tour with Halsey this autumn, the new mixtape is another forward-thinking body of work from the pop talent and, as ever, another affirmation of the 25-year-old’s trailblazing flare.
An incredibly busy year for the UK native, XCX released her pop anthem “Boys” this summer. A worldwide sensation - the single has been streamed over 120 million times to date - Charli took full creative control across casting, directing and producing the accompanying official video, which featured an all-star male cast including the likes of Stormzy, Mark Ronson, Diplo, Joe Jonas, Brendon Urie, will.i.am, Mac DeMarco and Riz Ahmed. Currently featuring on David Guetta’s “Dirty Sexy Money” alongside French Montana, Charli closed this year’s EMA’s with a performance of the track at London’s Wembley Arena (watch here).
Recently finishing-up her two, huge support tours with Halsey in the USA and Sia in Australia, watch this space for more announcements. Charli’s third season of her Beats 1 show ‘The Candy Shop’ returns tonight at 5pm GMT/12pmET with co-host Billie Elish. The show will return in 2018, airing every other Friday with upcoming co-host slots from Tove Lo and ALMA - apple.co/charli
1. Backseat (feat. Carly Rae Jepsen)
2. Out Of My Head (feat. Tove Lo and ALMA)
4. Tears (feat. Caroline Polachek)
5. I Got It (feat. Brooke Candy, CupcakKe and Pabllo Vittar)
6. Femmebot (feat. Dorian Electra and Mykki Blanco)
7. Delicious (feat. Tommy Cash)
8. Unlock It (feat. Kim Petras and Jay Park)
9. Porsche (feat. MØ)
10. Track 10
BILLBOARD’s Fall Preview with tour mate Halsey…
“Halsey and Charli XCX, Fall's Wildest Tourmates, Talk Partying, Sexism and Songwriting: 'We're Helping Each Other Win'”
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