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Charli XCX recruits Christine and the Queens on ‘Gone’

New wave pop’s leading light, Charli XCX teams up with Christine and the Queens on latest single ‘Gone’ ahead of her third studio album

“This song is about feeling shy and anxious and unstable and trying to break out and free yourself of those feelings”, Charli XCX shared on Twitter. Produced by long-time collaborator A.G. Cook and landing with a high-strung music video filmed in a London warehouse, ‘Gone’ is the sizzling sophomore single from XCX’s upcoming self-titled record.

Having debuted ‘Gone’ on stage with Christine and the Queens at Primavera Sound in Barcelona last month, it’s the first collision of two of pop’s most forward-thinking minds. One of many features set to appear on Charli, due for release on September 13th, the likes of Sky Ferreira, Troye Sivan, Kim Petras, Tommy Cash, HAIM, Lizzo, Big Freedia, CupcakKe, Brooke Candy, Pabllo Vitar, Clairo and Yaeji have all been roped in by the mass collaborator too.

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Angels, I am so so so happy to announce that my new album, Charli is out September 13th. You can pre order it now and I will also be going on tour to perform it for you (all info link in bio). This album is my most personal, which is why I decided to call it by my name. I’ve put as many of my emotions, my thoughts, my feelings and my experiences with relationships into these 15 songs and I am so proud of them. Those of you who have been with me on my journey as an artist, i know you have waited for a new album from me for a long time, and I really hope Charli is all you can imagine and more. I cry when I listen to it – and I also wanna party when I listen to it so I KNOW ITS GOOD. Charli was executive produced by myself and @agcook404 and features the following artists: Christine and the Queens, Sky Ferreira, Troye Sivan, Kim Petras, Tommy Cash, HAIM, Lizzo, Big Freedia, CupcakKe, Brooke Candy, Pabllo Vittar, Clairo and Yaeji. To all of you, I thank you for lending me your voices, your talent, your charisma and your art. This album would be nothing without you all, and I can’t wait for people to hear what we’ve created. To every producer – this applies to you too. To @agcook404 – thank you for everything. You helped me discover my voice as an artist and a person and I am so happy I get to constantly make music with you. I think this is our best yet. To the angels – I love you and thank you for constantly believing in me. This one is for you. ?

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Announcing a full U.S. and European tour to accompany Charli, XCX kicks off her shows in the States in September, before coming to Europe in October with a monumental headline slot in her hometown London’s O2 Academy Brixton. Tickets are available here, pre-order Charli here.

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Written by Toby Bryant

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