Charli XCX unveils new song ‘London Queen’ – listen

The song will feature on the pop singer's forthcoming album 'Sucker'

Charli XCX has unveiled a new track, entitled ‘London Queen’.

Click above to listen to the song, which will feature on her new album ‘Sucker’, the release of which was recently delayed. ‘Sucker’ will now arrive on January 26 next year. Tweeting about the delay, the singer stated that the success of the single ‘Boom Clap’ meant that a new date was necessary to “launch the album properly”.

Speaking about ‘London Queen’ to Rolling Stone, the singer said: “I think Justin Raisen is one of the most amazing producers around right now, and he’s going to blow the fuck up in the next couple of years. That’s something that I would never usually do, take a song that’s basically almost been written for me, but it was a song that Justin made, and I was like, fuck, this song is so good and it feels like it’s about me.” She also called the song “future Ramones”.


Speaking to NME about ‘Sucker’ earlier this year, Charli XCX said she’d be using the LP to establish herself as a solo artist, after becoming famous for duetting with Iggy Azalea and writing for Icona Pop. “I can write a fucking hit song,” she said. “And I’m going to write some for me now. I feel like as an artist I’ve done so many collaborations now that I think I just want to take this record for myself.”

‘Sucker’ follows 2013’s ‘True Romance’. To support the release of the album she will play a one-off show at London’s Heaven on October 30.

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