Charli XCX, who released the hit single “Speed Drive” from the Barbie movie that premiered this year, has teased fans with new music. The 31-year-old pop star, who burst onto the scene a decade ago with the smash record “I Love It” alongside Icona Pop, shared a snippet of new music on her Instagram.
Charli XCX said in the clip: “Hello, I’m in the studio and I wanted to play a song I’ve been working on if you want to hear it. It’s cute.”
The song, which is styled as an upbeat dance-pop record that Charli XCX is famous for, included the lyrics “I never thought I would find it, but I found what I was looking for/I found it in the city, in the dark/In the city, in your heart.”
Fans of the star were buzzing over the preview. One person commented: “song of the year song of the decade song of the century”, whilst another person wrote: “DROP IT NOW!”
The “1999” singer also had celebrities gushing over the track. American starlet Addison Rae, who released a collaboration in the summer with Charli XCX titled “2 Die 4 U” on her debut EP, simply wrote: “Favs.” Meanwhile, DJ and record producer Tiesto said: “Sounds Massive!” alongside two flame emojis. Similarly, Charli XCX also had five-time Grammy winner Sam Smith seated for the anticipated track, with the “Unholy” singer leaving the eyes emoji on the teased post.
Last month, Charli XCX fuelled rumours that she was working on a new album. The star shared multiple photos and a video in a gallery captioned “album 6 I guess.” The album will follow after Charli XCX’s 2022 record CRASH which featured hit singles such as “Baby” and “Good Ones.” The project was named as one of the best albums of 2022 by multiple publications, including Rolling Stone who ranked it at number 23 on their 100 Best Albums of 2022 list. The LP was also a commercial success for Charli XCX, becoming the star’s first album to top the UK Albums Chart.
Listen to “Baby” below.
Earlier this year, Charli XCX was featured on the Barbie movie soundtrack with the single “Speed Drive.” The track, which has over 3 million views on YouTube, peaked at number nine on the UK Singles Chart and at number 73 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The electropop and dance-pop inspired track was the third single to be released from the movie soundtrack after “Barbie World” and the lead single “Dance The Night.”
Watch the video for “Speed Drive.”