Charli XCX reveals her music inspirations

Singer Charli XCX is currently ‘very inspired by music from the 80s

Charli XCX is currently “very inspired” by music from the 80s as she nears the end of her US tour and gets ready to come back to the UK.

The ‘Boom Clap’ hitmaker let the sounds of the decade influence her new studio album ‘Crash’ “both sonically and visually”.

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The 29-year-old pop star revealed: “At the moment I’m very inspired by a lot of ’80s music. My current record Crash was really heavily inspired by that, both sonically and visually.”

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The ‘Boys’ singer says doing gigs stateside was “more than what I thought it was going to feel like” but thinks it “good” to do the unexpected.

Charli added: “I feel like with this album, I did something that my fans didn’t really expect of me. I had spent the pandemic creating an almost rave-inspired album in some ways. Then to really come back with something that’s so much more classically pop was a little bit unexpected. But I think that’s a good thing. It’s a good thing to not do what people predict of you.”

Before she heads back across the pond for shows in the UK, the ‘Yuck’ hitmaker believes in the allowing herself to “zen out as much as possible”.

Charli added: “Honestly, my time off is definitely kind of limited at the moment. So I just try and zen out as much as possible. I try and hang with my friends. I love to go swimming. I look after my dog, I try and… I just put a bar in my house. So I’m experimenting with my cocktail shaking skills and stuff like that — and seeing if I can become like a low key mixologist, I suppose!”

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