Chasing Charli XCX
She’s a boss bish who totally reps #girlpower, and she’s coming our way.
she may have burst onto the scene with partypop anthems ‘Fancy’ (with Iggy Azaela) and ‘I Love it’ (with Icona Pop), but don’t mistake Charli XCX for your average cookie-cutter pop princess, coz this Brit babe is so much more. Following the goth-pop stylings of albums True Romance and Sucker, Charli rocked the music world earlier this year when she dropped a totally different sound in
Number 1 Angel – a rebellious mixtape that proved she can nail any genre she takes on.
Now, in what’s set to be the girl gang tour of 2017, the 24-year-old will join Sia’s Nostalgic For The Present line-up alongside MØ and Amy Shark, which will see the squad play two major shows in Oz. And what a straightfire gig that’s gonna be – all the tickets pls!
We sat down with the starlet to chat about all things music, life advice and uh, ghosts…
Hey Charli! We’re so excited you’re coming out for these shows. It’s like the ultimate girl power line-up! How did that come about?
Sia basically asked me if I wanted to open the shows for her, and obviously I said yes. She’s such an amazing artist! I also know MØ, so it was basically my dream line-up!
How excited are you to work with the iconic duo that is Sia and Maddie Ziegler?
Sia’s music videos with her are just next level! In a time where everyone showcases every aspect of their lives, Sia’s the opposite, which I think is really cool.
So, tell us – what we can expect from your performances?
A bunch of new songs! It’s been a while since I’ve been in Australia too, so I wanna do something special – I like to have a party when I play!
Your third studio album is on its way. What’s been inspiring you?
I get inspired by the people I’m around
– it triggers me to be creative. Like right now, we’re out in the middle of nowhere writing songs in the UK countryside and it feels pretty good! Apparently this house is haunted too…
Creepy! Have you had any ghostly encounters?
My friend who’s staying here had a dream on the first night that she was shot and fell through a window and was covered in glass. Anyway, the next day the owner told us that years ago a man had tried to shoot his wife here – and he was a window cleaner!
You’re so confident with your identity and a big advocate for female empowerment. What advice would you give GF readers figuring all that out?
You have so much time to live your life – don’t focus on mean things people might say. Surround yourself with people who love you, and if you have faults or flaws, embrace it! Perfect is crazy, imperfect is amazing.