Chas­ing Charli XCX

She’s a boss bish who to­tally reps #girlpower, and she’s com­ing our way.

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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.

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