July 14, 2024

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Charli XCX, the irresistible leader of his dream illegal rave

Charli XCX, the irresistible leader of his dream illegal rave


British Charlotte Aitchison, alias Charli XCXis a wonderful rarity in the contemporary pop scene: A Completely self-taught artist, in love with the easy and the weird, halfway (or in a messy, constant back and forth) between the mainstream and the underground. If she wanted to, she could be really famous, but it’s hard for her to be herself.


Things aren’t going too bad either. Their previous album “Crash” reached number one in the UK. But she had already warned In an interview with British GQ magazine That the music from the impending “Brat” (out on Friday the 7th) will not be played at Starbucks. Instead of trying to climb the pop sky, Charlie wants… Providing the soundtrack to illegal basement rave. Or for the perfect culmination of a festival like the one held at Primavera in the raw dawn from Saturday to Sunday.

After an introduction in the key of hardcore Belgian techno, he beats everyone and everyone by lacing together an absolute version of “365” with a no less fast-paced “remix” (courtesy in part of George Daniel of The 1975) of “Welcome to My Island”‘, the theme Caroline Polachek. As at their legendary (and somewhat less crowded) 2019 performance at the same festival, there’s no sign of a live band, no DJs, and no dancers: Just her, her infectious energy, and that utterly catchy voice that releases endorphins the second it makes its sound..

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Other songs have been played in remixed versions, such as “1999” (their signature collaboration with Troye Sivan) and “Speed ​​Drive”, their contribution (a mix of Robyn with Toni Basil) to the “Barbie” soundtrack. More motors with “Vroom vroom”, the title song of the 2016 epic On the Arm of the Deceased Sufi, saw her heading into the boldest phase of her career and set a standard in pop music. In fact, for an hour he barely took his foot off the accelerator, absorbed and hypnotized by the deliberately repetitive “B2b” song or recalling his capacity for the most universal and uncompromising pop music with a gift Pop icon ‘I love him’.