July 18th – Iconic pop pioneer Charli XCX teams up with French pop phenomenon Christine and the Queens to release new track Gone, and its electrifying music video; the co-written Gone is taken from XCX’s upcoming album Charli – out September 13th.
A highly anticipated collaboration between two pop sensations, Gone is a dynamic, pulsating and hard-hitting ode to the complexities of falling prey to others’ opinions. A perfect pop harmony between XCX and Chris, Gone has already been scouted by Annie Mac for the Hottest Record in the World title.
Following the track’s live debut at Primavera Sound Festival, today Goneofficially releases with an incredible accompanying music video, featuring Charli XCX and Christine and the Queens intensely bound on opposite ends of a car. As the song unfolds, Chris frees herself and Charli from their ties, leading the pair to reunite in an explosive and charged performance.
The release of Gone follows Charli XCX’s announcement of her new album Charli to release on September 13th and her transatlantic tour Charli LIVE for Autumn, and is Chris’ first new song since releasing her critically acclaimed album Chris last year.
The art of collaboration is at the heart of the album, a verified saviour of pop, Charli seamlessly binds musical genres from the vast pop spectrum. With Executive Production by Charli XCX and A. G. Cook, collaborators include Lizzo, Christine and the Queens, Haim, Troye Sivan, Brooke Candy, CupcakKe, Big Freedia, Sky Ferreira, Clairo and Yaeji. Charli teamed with AR makeup artist Ines Alpha to design her artworks with a goal of dismantling classic beauty ideals, a pairing which resulted in her striking album cover.
1. Next Level Charli
2. Gone feat. Christine and the Queens
3. Cross You Out feat. Sky Ferreira
4. 1999 feat. Troye Sivan
5. Click feat. Kim Petras and Tommy Cash
6. Warm feat. HAIM
8. Blame It On Your Love feat. Lizzo
9. White Mercedes
10. Silver Cross
11. I Don’t Wanna Know
13. Shake It feat. Big Freedia, CupcakKe, Brooke Candy and Pabllo Vittar
14. February 2017 feat. Clairo and Yaeji
15. 2099 feat. Troye Sivan
Multi-Award-Winning Charli has accrued two Billboard Music Awards, a YouTube Music Award, two Sesac ‘Songwriter of the Year’ Awards, plus nominations at the Grammys, BRIT Awards and MTV EMA’s. As trailblazer behind the multi-platinum and global No.1’s “Fancy”, “I Love It” and the hit “Boom Clap”, Charli has also released the critically-acclaimed mixtapes ‘Number 1 Angel’ and ‘Pop 2’, and released her prolific summer crush anthem “Boys” and “1999 featuring Troye Sivan”. This year Charli attended the Met Gala as a special guest of Vogue, and performed for the amFAR Gala at the Cannes Film Festival.
Charli will perform at summer festival stages including Pukklepop and Reading & Leeds amongst many others throughout August. Charli LIVE will open on September 20th for an impressive 21 dates in the USA prior to kicking off 19 dates throughout Europe including a show at London’s O2 Brixton Academy for a momentous October 31st Halloween show.
European festival and ‘Charli LIVE’ dates include:
August 17th: Frequency Festival, Austria
August 18th: Pukklepop, Belgium
August 21st: Zurich Open Air festival, Switzerland
August 23rd: Reading Festival, UK
August 24th: Leeds Festival, UK
August 31st: Electric Picnic, Ireland
October 27th: SWG3 Galvanisers, Glasgow UK
October 28th: O2 Institute, Birmingham UK
October 30th: Albert Hall, Manchester UK
October 31st: O2 Brixton Academy, London UK
November 4th: Berns, Stockholm Sweden
November 5th: Sentrum Scene, Oslo Norway
November 7th: Vega, Copenhagen Denmark
November 9th: Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin Germany
November 10th: Fabrik, Hamburg Germany
November 12th: Stodola, Warsaw Poland
November 14th: Roxy, Prague Czech Republic
November 15th: Carlswerk Victoria, Cologne Germany
November 17th: Le Transbordeur, Lyon France
November 18th: Fabrique, Milan Italy
November 20th: Sala La Riviera, Madrid Spain
November 22nd: Razzmatazz Room 2, Barcelona Spain
November 24th: Den Atelier, Luxembourg Luxembourg
November 25th: Paradiso, Amsterdam Netherlands
November 26th: AB Main Hall, Brussels Belgium
November 28th: Izvestia Hall, Moscow Russia