Charli XCX Lets Us Know How She's Feeling Now With New Album Made In Self-Isolation

On April 6, Charli XCX introduced her intention to attempt an experiment. Over the course of the following 5 weeks, she'd create a brand-new album — together with assembly the calls for of music movies and promotion — all totally from scratch whereas self-isolating. The tip results of that interval of creativity is lastly right here: As promised, it is known as How I am Feeling Now, and it is merely a imaginative and prescient.

The album comes loaded with the singles "Claws," "Without end," and "I Lastly Perceive," all trademark future-pop seems at her life in quarantine that additionally noticed her embracing extra stream-of-consciousness lyrics she shared with followers in actual time as she was making them. The opposite eight songs right here vary from insanely catchy ("7 Years") and sugary ("Detonate") to Aphex Twin-reminiscent ("") and intimate and sprawling ("Social gathering four U"). All of it comes collectively due to manufacturing assist from of trusted collaborators A.G. Cook dinner and BJ Burton.

What we discovered within the lead-up to the discharge — which additionally noticed Charli shoot DIY and typically inexperienced screen-assisted visuals for "Without end" and "Claws" — was, merely, how Charli works. In a "quarantine diary" be aware shared forward of the album announcement, she talked about how she's used to working shortly and the way she nonetheless felt "wanting to create and collaborate" regardless of the pandemic.

Final yr, Charli launched an eponymous album loaded with visitor collaborations from Lizzo, Haim, Troye Sivan, and extra. She accomplished the muse of that one in a few month, too, so the genesis of How I am Feeling Now, whereas nonetheless a problem, discovered Charli proper in her superb inventive zone.

"I like to herald as many artists all around the world from totally different locations and cultures as a result of I really feel like that's what actually drives me to study from them and to make it possible for they've a voice in my document," she informed MTV Information on the time. On the brand new album, that interprets to visitor manufacturing work from 100 gecs's Dylan Brady, Dijon Duenas, Palmistry, and extra.

Sonically, it is glitchy and pitch-shifted and swirling out and in of tiny elaborations that rattle an in any other case shiny pop basis. It is an addictive hear, and at 37 minutes lengthy, How I am Feeling Now is a good way to dive proper into, properly, how music sounds now — and the way it may sound within the close to future.

Get began by streaming the album in full above. Charli's additionally documented all the course of on her social channels, together with in-depth week-by-week summaries on YouTube. Watch these afterwards to see a grasp at work.

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