Charli XCX says her third album will be “the most pop thing, and the most electronic thing I’ve done.”
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.
Discussing the collaboration with ID magazine, Charli XCX said: “I’ve been working with SOPHIE on a few things, he’s incredibly talented. We did a little trip to LA together to hang out and do some writing; I’m really excited about. It’s just ideas at the moment, but hopefully people will hear stuff next year.”
“It’s going to be so different from the last album,” she told the site. “It’s going to be the most pop thing, and the most electronic thing I’ve done. I started working in that way quite naturally, it just happened. This always happens, the second I put out the previous record I’m always over it.”
Charli XCX and Bleachers – the side project of Fun guitarist Jack Antonoff – recently announced a co-headlining US tour that begins on July 21 in San Diego and will run for 14 shows.
Asked if she was looking forward to her dates with Antonoff’s band, she responded: “He’s a massive weirdo and I love him. Jack’s great. We’re going to do pedicure Monday’s, Mani-Mondays. We’re going to do a squash tournament; it’s going to be great.”
Echoing her sentiments, Antonoff recently said of the tour, “I love Charli. I love what she does with pop music, how she makes it bizarre. The two of us do totally different things but occupy a similar space – that’s what I loved about the idea to tour together. It makes sense in the fact that it doesn’t make sense.”
While they won’t be appearing in the UK together, Charli XCX follows their tour dates with shows at this year’s Reading & Leeds Festival and Bestival.