After writing Icona Pop’s 2012 hit “I Love It” and garnering critical acclaim for her indie pop debut album True Romance, Charli XCX has established herself as a mainstream artist in her own right. She started off 2014 with a collaboration with Iggy Azalea by co-writing and singing the irresistibly catchy chorus for “Fancy” before releasing her own singles “Boom Clap” for The Fault in Our Stars soundtrack and “Break The Rules.” Despite all this mainstream success, Charli XCX is still focused on the music and her sophomore album Sucker is already garnering critical acclaim as evidenced by its Metacritic score.
At times, it’s hard to believe she is only 22. But Charli XCX seems to have her eyes focused ahead on the future. She’s already talking to Time about how her third album will be J-Pop inspired and has previously discussed with Under The Mag how her interest in Indian and Gujarati folk music developed as a result from her Ugandan South Asian heritage. Whatever type of music she decides to release next, all eyes and ears will be on her as an artist.