The endlessly prolific Charli XCX is keeping herself busy while we’re all in isolation, intending to keep her fans fed with the announcement of new album how i’m feeling now.
Taking to social media to announce the project earlier this morning, Charli said that she hopes “you’re doing whatever it is you need to do to stay positive during this time of completely unknown, uncharted territory.
“For me, staying positive goes hand in hand with staying creative, and so that’s why I’ve decided I’m going to use this isolation time to make a brand new album from scratch.”
The album, which is coming out Friday, 15th May, is going to be completely DIY.
“The nature of this album is going to be very indicative of the times because I’m only going to be able to use the tools I have at my fingertips to create all music, all artwork, all videos…everything,” she said.
It’s going to be incredibly collaborative and open to fans too.
“I’ll also be reaching out to people online to collaborate with, and I’m going to keep the entire process super open, so that anybody who wants to watch can,” she continued.
“I’ll be posting demos, I’ll be posting acapellas, I’ll be posting text conversations with me and any collaborators, I’ll be filming myself in the studio, I’ll be doing Zoom conferences to ask fans or anyone watching for opinions or ideas, I’m going to set up an email address so that fans or anyone can send me beats or references… the whole thing in that sense will be extremely collaborative because anybody who wants to be involved can explore their creativity alongside mine.”
Charli was last here earlier this year, as a headliner for St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival.
Watch her announcement below.
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