MC@Play with Charli XCX

Most Popular
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

It should be no surprise by now that we at MC are absolutely obsessed with the stellar, too-cool-for-school femme pop stars who are currently owning the electropop scene. We're always on the hunt for more artists and their bumping tunes to profile in The Bulletin, so we were beyond thrilled when our Music Editor Sergio Kletnoy brought 20-year-old Charli XCX to the Hearst Tower.

This groovy Brit has been having quite the year. Her highly-anticipated debut album TRUE ROMANCE drops next week, which gives you plenty of time to get acquainted with her tracks, and of course, to pre-order it on iTunes. She's also been making prominent appearances on the music festival scene, playing a series of SXSW showcases while prepping for a Bonnaroo set come June. And throughout May, she'll be joining the phenom and equally girl crush-worthy Marina & The Diamonds on her upcoming "Lonely Hearts Club" tour.

Most Popular

Phew. Got all that? Despite her insanely busy schedule, she's taken the time to be candid about the personal significance of TRUE ROMANCE. The tracks loosely depict her own romantic track record in a raw and cathartic way. Her smash hit "You (Ha Ha Ha)" is a bumping mix of unique beats, '80s-inspired synth, and hauntingly honest lyrics. "We were addicted to the blueprint / But we threw it in the flame and now we're never gonna trace it," she belts in the first verse. We feel bad for that bloke, obviously: It's pretty clear that Charli XCX is something super-special.

Listen to "You (Ha Ha Ha)" below, and don't miss TRUE ROMANCE when it drops on April 16.

And here's the brand-new video for Charli XCX's latest hit, "What I Like."

Celebrity
Share
Mandy Moore Just Found This Heartbreaking "A Walk to Remember" Prop While Cleaning Her House
Prepare to cry all the tears, all over again.​
Celebrity
Share
Here's What the Awesomely Grumpy Flower Girl from the Royal Wedding Is Up to Now
Checking up on the MVP from Kate and Will's big day.
Celebrity
Share
Ryan Reynolds Wrote a Heartbreaking Letter to a 13-Year-Old Cancer Victim
​"For three straight years, my friend, Connor McGrath drop-kicked cancer...Not sure how...Maybe the cancer cheated...But the fight came to...
Celebrity
Share
Adam Levine Reveals the Sex of His Baby with Behati Prinsloo
And dished on his wife's "weird" pregnancy cravings.
Celebrity
Share
Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris Will Not Be Making Sweet, Sweet Music Together
​Or so Calvin says.​
Celebrity
Share
Amy Schumer Takes on Gun Safety in Her New Comedy Sketch
​Firearms for all! ​
Celebrity
Share
Kylie Jenner Declares That She's a Feminist Who Hasn't "Had a Dollar" from Kris in Years
​​"I don't depend on a man or anybody else."​
Celebrity
Share
Kim Kardashian Face-Swapped with North, Kourtney, and Herself—Decided Her Face Was Best
​Klassic Kim.​
Celebrity
Share
The Way to Beyoncé's Heart = Singing Along to 'Lemonade,' as This Adorable Video Proves
​Priceless.​​
Celebrity
Share
Justin Bieber Wants to Make Sure You Know He's *Not* Comparing Himself to God
Even if his fans are called Beliebers.​