Tuesday 19 August 2014

Charli XCX - Break The Rules

With all the fuss over the new Taylor Swift single yesterday, the fact that Charli XCX also has a new single out soon drifted under many a radar.

Which is pretty apt really.  Despite a brilliant debut album – 2013’s ‘True Romance’ – that followed a string of singles, it wasn’t until her feature on Iggy Azalea’s Fancy earlier this year (plus her own current single Boom Clap) that Charli XCX has garnered mainstream attention.  All radars are now firmly aimed towards her forthcoming album ‘Sucker’ released in October.

Break The Rules is everything you would expect from a Charli XCX single, which is what makes it great.  Punk-pop aesthetic; youthful, anthemic, shouty chorus; glorious mix of guitars and synths; and a “na na na” hook.  Ironically for the song title, she’s become the master of her own template largely set out by her hit with Icona Pop, I Love It.  The rebellious Break The Rules is bound to thrust her even further into the limelight - let’s hope she can follow it up with an equally successful (but more rule-breaking) album.


Listen: Break The Rules will feature on ‘Sucker’, released on October 21st.