CMU Approved

Approved: Charli XCX

By | Published on Wednesday 13 June 2012

Charli XCX

Having cut her on-stage teeth as an underage teen on East London’s illegal rave scene, Hertfordshire-born ‘child of the 90s’ Charlotte Aitchison, aka Charli XCX, is fast on the rise. The author of immaculate dark-pop derivative ‘Stay Away’ and the Ariel Rechtshaid-finessed ‘Nuclear Seasons’ she’s now a billed fixture of Santigold’s and – for some reason – Coldplay’s forthcoming US tours.

Her new single, bombastic girl power testimonial ‘You’re The One’, was co-written in collaboration with Reichstadt (Glasser, Major Lazer) and Patrick Berger (Lana Del Rey, Robyn), and will mark Aitchison’s Asylum Records debut when it’s released on 30 Jul. And here it is:

For no reason in particular she’s also made an mixtape entitled ‘Heartbreaks And Earthquakes’ – a movie-themed audio odyssey featuring remixes, covers, original tracks and script-rips from her favourite films. It’s all absolutely mad (in a good way), as you’ll no doubt realise from listening to it, downloading it and scanning its tracklisting below.


‘Beyond The Black Rainbow’
1 Charli XCX/Blood Orange – Champagne Coast
2 Charli XCX – How Can I
3 Charli XCX/Blood Diamonds – Grins

‘The Craft’
4 Charli XCX/Paul White – So Far Away

‘Kill Bill’
5 Charli XCX/Drake/Jai Paul – Dreams Money Can Buy

‘Cruel Intentions’
6 Charli XCX – Lock You Up
7 Charli XCX/Rudimental – Spoons

‘American Beauty’
8 Charli XCX – You’re The One (Odd Future’s The Internet remix feat Mike G)