The British pop star recently pulled out of a co-headline tour of America with Bleachers in order to “be creative” and record a new album.
Now, in a new interview with The Mirror, XCX revealed that her new songs are sounding like an unlikely pop star.
“I’ve been really inspired by Paris Hilton, small dogs and a glitter, luxe lifestyle,” she said. “I’ve never met Paris before, but we were both at the amFAR Gala during the Cannes Film Festival this year. I was performing and I saw her singing along to my song and I freaked out. I’m such a fan and one of my favourite songs ever is ‘Stars Are Blind’ – it’s pop genius.”
In addition to her own music, XCX could soon add one of the world’s biggest artists to her list of collaborators. “I’m a really big Rihanna fan and I think she’s such an incredible artist,” she said. “She’s my favourite pop girl. She’s the real deal. I’ve actually been to a couple of writing sessions for Rihanna’s new record. It was really fun to put together a couple of tracks.”
Charli XCX recently performed at Reading And Leeds Festival as well as Bestival this past weekend.
The singer, who released her second studio album ‘Sucker’ in December 2014, recently teamed up with emerging UK producer SOPHIE, an affiliate of the PC Music label.