Monday, August 25, 2014

The Case Of Charli XCX

There were tons of up-and-coming artists at the MTV Music Awards this past weekend, but, the ONE artist to watch has got to be Charli XCX. Perhaps her name or even her voice sound familiar, and that is because she is the brains behind Icona Pop’s smash hit “I Love It.” And if you didn’t know that, then you have heard of her from her collaboration with Iggy Azalea on “Fancy.”

While most of you might think that Charli XCX is a new artist, this is most certainly not the case… Charlotte Emma Aitchison started her career doing gigs in underground rave clubs in London when she was barely 14 years old. Charli XCX also wrote her first album then, the album is called 14.

Charli released her second album True Romance in April of 2013, and while it was slightly successful in the UK, it did not break into the top US charts -  I do recommend the track “You – Ha Ha Ha.” Ms XCX has toured with the likes of Marina And The Diamonds, and Ellie Goulding.

Her “real” break was the International success of Icona Pop’s “I Love It” and the now infamous track “Fancy” with Iggy Azalea. But, don’t let these two songs be what you know Charli XCX by, her talent is raw and goes beyond being a mere featured artist. Her song “Boom Clap” is part of the soundtrack for the widely popular movie The Fault Is In Our Stars.

If you caught her VMA performance you probably noted that her outfits are highly influenced by the glorious 90s. Not only was her outfit reminisce of Clueless, but she also notes that some of her biggest influences include: Spice Girls and Queen Britney Spears.

Charli has a new album due to come out October 21st, and it will be titled Sucker – she has already released the first single called “Break The Rules.”

Keep an eye on Ms. XCX because this British gal is here to stay, and she is determined to take the music world by storm. She will be coming to Slim's in San Francisco on October 25th, and tickets are on sale NOW!

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