Charli XCX is set to follow up her masterful mixtape “Number 1 Angel” this week when she drops “Pop 2”. Charli understands what her fans want and that is a fuckload of gay collaborations so prepare yourselves for tracks featuring Carly Rae Jepson, Cupcakke, Brooke Candy and Tove Lo.
Last week Charli Tweeted about the possibility of a mixtape and on December 7 she confirmed it was very, very real. The mixtape is set to be released December 15 and features a sweltering 14 collaborations.
imagine if i did another mixtape with @carlyraejepsen @tovelo @almacyber @cupcakke_rapper @brookecandy @pabllovittar @carolineplz @jaybumaom @kimpetras @dorianelectra @mykkiblanco tommy cash @momomoyouth and @agcook404… that would be pretty cool right..?? 💕✨
— CHARLI XCX (@charli_xcx) December 3, 2017
💜 POP 2 IS COMING 💜 pic.twitter.com/pOwkUTksKw
— CHARLI XCX (@charli_xcx) December 7, 2017
Charli has become a major force in the underground pop music scene in the last year. She’s rebranded her image and taken control of a career that was nearly sidetracked by her label. These moves have put her in the same legion of pop lexicons like Cupcakke or Brooke Candy who are self-curating their singles and visuals to cater to a largely LGBT fanbase.
Charli released “Out of My Head” this past week on BBC Radio 1 and announced the release of “Pop 2” in the same interview. “It’s the first song from a very real mixtape that myself and A.G. have been working on for the past couple of months,” Charli explained. “It’s called Pop 2. It’s going to drop a week from now but I might release a couple of songs before the full thing. It’s coming.”
I’ll be reviewing the album as soon as it’s out. In the meantime take a listen to the Number 1 Angel mixtape below: