Tuesday 3 June 2014

Charli XCX - Boom Clap (Video)

It was nearly 5 years ago that Charli XCX first appeared on this blog. Hasn't she changed? See here. Since then we’ve been documenting a fair amount of her journey, rather like Frodo Baggins in Lord of the Rings or Edmund Hillary going up Everest. Only without backpacks and snow. 

So where is Charli on that journey now?

Her first album managed to divide opinions both with the cool kids and the not-so-cool kids. We were very much on the thumbs up side, which by putting our thumbs up probably put us in with the not-so-cool kids. Her live shows have become increasingly brilliant and her own audience ever more so dressed up / sexy / energetic. She’s been involved with number 1 hits with Icona Pop and (stateside) with Iggy Azalea. 

Now here she is with the new video for a track that’s been doing the rounds for quite a while. Boom Clap is taken from The Fault In Our Stars movie (spoiler alert if you haven’t read the book, so shut your eyes now – Hazel doesn’t die) and tells us exactly where Charli is on her journey, and that’s destination brilliant pop star and she's virtually there.

Now all we need is the people in BBC Radio 1 land to recognise this and A list Boom Clap and give Charli XCX her best chance yet of having a hit on her own. Oh and Charli’s label people – a proper UK tour would be nice as well please, rather than just London and festival dates. We may have requested this before, but we'll keep going on about it till it happens.

Charli XCX - Boom Clap (Video)

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