Monday, June 2, 2014


Chari XCX at The El Rey

Charli XCX has been responsible for some of the catchiest pop/dance songs in the past few years.  Not counting her chart topping debut album True Romance (2013), Charli XCX was also behind the world-wide hit  "I Love It" by Icona Pop and this year's breakout hit "Fancy" from Iggy Azalea - currently #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. 

Today she premiered "Boom Clap" a single off the upcoming film "Fault in Our Stars" starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. I haven't read the book, but it's based on the best-selling novel by John Green and judging by the online fandamonium, this film is looking like it's gonna be the hit of the summer - like "Twilight" big without the sparkly vampires and cgi werewolves.  Although the film comes out June 6th, you can catch glimpses of the movie in Charli XCX's new video below which was shot in Amsterdam and sees Charli visit the same spots featured in the movie. 

“’Boom Clap’ is a magical song to me. It celebrates epic love," Charli says.  "I want people to dance and cry to it, and scream it at the top of their lungs.”

Currently in the studio working on new material for her second album, which is set to release later this year on Neon Gold/Atlantic Records; a follow up to her debut LP, “True Romance” (IAMSOUND), which landed Pitchfork’s “Best New Music” status and one of Rolling Stone’s “hottest synth-pop acts.”

"Boom Clap" by Charli XCX from "The Fault in Our Stars" soundtrack.