Charli XCX: ‘Some people are going to hate my new album’ – watch

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Singer-songwriter says that her next solo effort will be divisive

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Charli XCX has spoken out about her next solo album, stating that it will split audiences and is a “punk” album inspired by The Hives and The Ramones. See above to watch now.

Speaking to NME from inside an aquarium in Brighton, the singer-songwriter says, “I’m looking forward to people hearing this album because it’s not just another synth-pop record. I don’t want to put out another version of the album I already put out, I want to make something completely different.”

Describing the “punk” sounding album she has made with Rivers Cuomo of Weezer and Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij, Charli adds: “It’s going to be interesting. Some people are going to hate it, but I’m ready for that. Some people are going to love it.”