Charli XCX - Forever + How I'm Feeling Now (4th album)

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  1. Jark

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    She just did a livestream (well, a Zoom call with 1000 fans - god help us) announcing:

    -she's making a new album
    -it's called How I'm Feeling Now
    -she'll be doing all visuals etc herself
    -she's working with AG Cook on production again
    -she'll be sharing demos etc via dropbox (my god)
    -in real-time and letting fans have input (jesus christ)
    ...it's out May 15th



    OK, let's see how this works out
     
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  2. COB

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    I'm excited! I was expecting an EP of 'lost' tracks, but this could potentially be quite special.
     
  3. wurst

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    Well this sounds like a potential disaster :disco:

    I do love that whatever she does, fans just demand an official release of XCX World. I mean just chuck it on streaming and press a few thousand vinyl. It’s going to happen at some point ANYWAY.
     
  4. Tetris-Rock

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    That sounds like a GLORIOUS MESS.

    I don't normally follow Charli but I can't wait.
     
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    Release TAXI
     
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    I'd have thought she'd want a bit of distance from her FANZZZ going by the hoopla at her last tour
     
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    ?
     
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    I'm oddly unenthused by this. I certainly have no intention of following "the making of". Might have to unfollow her Insta until the album is out.
     
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    Gayz started to turn up to her meet & greets with more ridiculous and inappropriate things for her to sign. It went from a bottle of poppers, to an urn of someones mother's ashes to a douche.

    [​IMG]

    A frenzy exploded on twitter and publications along the lines of "stan culture gone too far etc"
     
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    Anyway yes, totally here for this. She has absolutely nothing to lose if it goes to shit and can palm it off as a lockdown experiment but everything to gain if she manages to get a hit or even just create some great music. First single allegedly out either Friday or Monday
     
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    Absolutely here for the finished products, no question. I hope she's not just going to put tracks "out" as soon as they're finished - a few singles and then hit us with the album, please.
     
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    i think she is being quite savvy with this choice, as always. as long as there is strong editing, it should be up to standard.
     
  13. Jark

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    she's about to play (some of) a new track Forever on her IG live
     
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    she claims the album that will follow this one later this year (?!), which is already in progress, is her "Janet album" - I'm not sure if that means there'll be seven interludes about pussy or just that it'll be jancelled due to an unforeseen outbreak of Vanessa Feltz.
     
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    single Forever out tonight



    Caroline Polachek is making one of the 3 official artworks
     
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    what was the consensus (lol) on the last album? apart from 1999 I thought most sounded really messy. I hope for more STRINGENCY
     
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    I loved "Charli" - it has everything; dark electro, ecstatic pop, weird experimental stuff and a genuine heartbreaker ("Official"). It makes most sense on the vinyl - side 4 has all the really out-there stuff.
     
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    Artwork? I want a proper guestspot/co-write or GTFO.
     
  19. Jark

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    I love 1999/Gone and Cross You Out/Warm were decent too but the rest wasn't up to scratch. She can do a lot better. I found many of the hooks and melodies surprisingly weak
     
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    coming in 34 minutes ladies!

     
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    I loved it, it made me cry :(
     
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    I like that. Will need a couple more plays before it's fully engrained.
     
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    I like. A good mix of her eighties influences and the weird skittish stuff.
     
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    If "I will always love you, I love you forever" is the best chorus she can come up with, she should buy a PS4 until lockdown is over.
     
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    I don't come here for lyrical content.
     
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    Maybe not but come on.

    Musically it's fine but this does nothing to allay my concerns about this project - she spent two or three weeks doing instagram chats with her chums, long-distance workouts and showing us her cooking skillz and now she's bored so she's making an album.

    Hopefully she'll be invigorated by the positive response to this and the game will be upped a bit.

    I CARE, OK?
     
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    I properly broke down after the second play of this. I'm not sure it was so much the song itself, but listening to it really took me back to the night I saw her live last year. It was the first gig I'd been to with my boyfriend, and there were also great friends there including our Octy and a cameo from monsta and it was such a fun night... I think it just threw up such a visceral memory and forced me to compare that experience to what things are like at the moment, and I couldn't deal with it :(
     
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    Awww babe <3 I don’t even know you but SENDING LOVE + THIS IS VERY RELATABLE

    I think it’s very noble of Charli to give us something to discuss to death during this period :disco: I think Forever is FAB :disco: and very mature. It sort of builds on the minimal sadness of much of the Charli album (which I mainly LOVED btw :disco: )

    Looking forward to this hot mess/possibly genius album now :disco:
     
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    Just SLIGHTLY DRUNK and sending more love to @COB :disco:
     
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    :(

    OK, now I feel a right arsepiece.

    *hugs*
     
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    Oh no don't! I was just having a soppy moment :D
     
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  34. Jark

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    first impressions of the song are good. Caroline's artwork is a delight

     
  35. Jark

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    She played four clips on her live, they all sounded like instant classics. This album will be something. Claws/Clementine, Enemy, Seven Years and Detonate, one of the first two might be coming next

    It all sounded very frothy shiny PC Music / even a bit N1A ish :disco:
     
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    I'm trying to avoid all the working bits, demos etc. I wanna go straight to the finished product.
     
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    clips



     
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    some album 4 and 5 updates from her Popjustice interview
    The "concept/character" album (which she also called her "janet album") sounds like it'll be a total treat!
     
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    Given that there's no sign of SOPHIE as yet, maybe this revised schedule doesn't allow for her involvement :(
     
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    Claws coming tonight - the first artwork is divine! :disco:

     

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