Just eight months after issuing her acclaimed album Charli, Charli XCX is making a new full-length while under quarantine, and is sharing every step of her process with fans.
Last week, the British pop singer-songwriter caught up with Streets Talkin to discuss the experience of looping in her supporters on the creation of the aptly titled How Iâ€™m Feeling Now, the most unexpected aspect of this new process, and why sheâ€™s considering not having any featured artists on the album.Â â€œThis project should not be about a lot of features,â€ Charli told Streets Talkin, â€œjust because it doesnâ€™t feel totally that genuine to the situation that Iâ€™m in.â€
However, Charli mentioned that her good friend Christine and the Queens did reach out about collaborating again after guesting on the Charli standout â€œGone.â€ Theyâ€™ve also kicked around the idea of completing a joint project someday: â€œWeâ€™ve spoken about it,â€ Charli says. â€œWhether it will happen or not, I donâ€™t know, but the idea is in the universe, for sure.â€
Charli also discussed the experience of creating a new album while quarantining with her boyfriend, Huck Kwong, and how itâ€™s â€œadded a new dynamicâ€ to their relationship. â€œWhen it comes to writing songs about someone whoâ€™s literally sat in the next room, that is a new experience, and itâ€™s a little weird,â€ the singer-songwriter says with a smile. â€œLuckily the songs have all been pretty positive, so itâ€™s not like Iâ€™m singing anything too brutal, at the moment.â€
Charli XCXâ€™s How Iâ€™m Feeling Now is due out on May 15. Watch the full discussion above, and check out the music video for her most recent track, â€œClawsâ€: