Charli XCX "Charli"
Charli XCX's third album, titled "Charli", was released on 13 September 2019 under Asylum and Atlantic Records UK.
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Charli XCX's third album, titled "Charli", was released on 13 September 2019 under Asylum and Atlantic Records UK. The album was accompanied by a worldwide tour starting on 20 September 2019 in Atlanta. The singles "1999" featuring Troye Sivan, "Blame It on Your Love" featuring Lizzo, and "Gone" featuring Christine and the Queens preceded the album's release. The album was also promoted by additional singles including "Cross You Out" featuring Sky Ferreira, "Warm" featuring Haim, "February 2017" featuring Clairo and Yaeji, and "2099" featuring Sivan. Critically, "Charli" was well received, with reviewers praising both the production and songwriting. The album is categorized as avant-pop, electropop, futurepop, and hyperpop.
In 2017, Charli XCX had been preparing to release her third studio album when a hacker stole several demo tracks from her Google Drive and leaked them online. These leaked tracks were referred to by fans as XCX World, though the album's title and track list were never finalized. Due to the leak, Charli XCX decided to abandon the entire project and start anew.
During the summer of 2018, Charli XCX released a series of monthly singles before dropping the lead single "1999" in October of that year. Charli XCX and executive producer A. G. Cook then continued recording the album at Flume's studio in Los Angeles in November 2018. Originally, the album was meant to be the third installment in a mixtape trilogy, following the releases of Number 1 Angel and Pop 2. The album's working title was to include the number "3", but after two weeks of recording, Charli XCX decided to make it her third studio album instead. Recording continued in Eagle Rock from January to March 2019, where most of the songwriting and production occurred. The song "White Mercedes" was recorded in Andrew Watt's home. Although the team initially tried to keep the "3" in the album's title, they eventually settled on the title "Charli" after considering other options, including the working title "Best Friends".