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Charli XCX releases new single and video for “Boys”

Pop entrepreneur Charli XCX unveiled a new single “Boys” yesterday  alongside an accompanying, self-directed/commissioned music video with Sarah McColgan (Kendrick Lamar)  which pushes the boundaries of her artistry, playfully challenging gender stereotypes featuring an all-star male cast – including guest appearances from Stormzy, Mark Ronson, Diplo, Joe Jonas, Brendon Urie, will.i.am, Mac DeMarco, Riz Ahmed — see full list below!

“Boys” marks the next track from the multi award-winning talent; singer; songwriter; video director; documentary maker; radio host; record label boss’ forthcoming third studio album. The single made with Jerker Hansson (Zara Larsson, Terror Jr) and Cass Lowe (Snakehips, Rudimental) follows Charli XCX’s genre-defying Number 1 Angel EP which boasted hook-fueled collaborations with some of her favorite artists (including RAYE and MØ), which also follows her recent single, “After The Afterparty” ft. Lil Yachty, celebrating over 43 million global streams. Charlotte Aitchison has won 2 x SESAC Songwriter of the Year Awards, 2 x Billboard Awards, 2 x NME Awards, and 1 x YouTube Music Award alongside an array of nominations at the Grammy’s, BRIT Awards and MTV VMA’s. Not to mention the studio time she’s commanded with the likes of Blondie [Charli has writing credits on their latest LP ‘Pollinator’], Rihanna, Gwen Stefani, Selena Gomez, Britney Spears and many more. Charli XCX will be supporting Halsey on her US tour this fall. Stay tuned for further announcements.

“‘Boys’ is my favorite music video I’ve ever made. I just wanna say a big thanks to all the boys involved, for totally embracing and understanding my vision and being excited by the concept. p.s. no boys were harmed in the making of this video.” – Charli XCX

Charli XCX “Boys” music video guest featuring:

Aminé

AG Cook

Barns Courtney

Brendon Urie

Buddy

Cameron Dallas

Carl Barât (The Libertines)

Charlie Puth

Chromeo

Cobra Snake

Connor Franta

Dan Smith (Bastille)

Denzel Curry

Di Casp (YouTuber)

Diplo

DRAM

Fai Khadra

Flume

Frank Carter

Fred Macpherson (Spector)

G Eazy

Jack Antonoff

Jack Guinness

Jay Park

Jay Prince

Joe Jonas

Joey Bada$$

Kaytranada

Khalid

Laurie Vincent (Slaves)

Liam Fray (The Courteeners)

Mac DeMarco

Mark Ronson

Max Hershenow (MS MR)

Mic Lowry

MNEK

Oli Sykes (Bring Me The Horizon)

ONE OK ROCK

Poet

Portugal. The Man

Prince & Jacob

Riz Ahmed & The Swet Shop Boys

Rostam Batmanglij

Sage The Gemini

Shamari Maurice

Shaun Ross

Shokichi

Stormzy

The Fat Jew

The Vamps (Tristan & James)

THEY

Theo Hutchcraft (The Hurts)

Tinie Tempah

Tom Daley

Tom Grennan

Tommy Cash

Ty Dolla $ign

Vance Joy

Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend)

will.i.am

Wiz Khalifa

Wstrn

 

Summer  festival dates

August 5: HARD Summer Music Festival – Fontana, CA

August 6: Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL

October 20: Phoenix Festival – Phoenix, AZ

 

Fall  tour dates  supporting  Halsey

September 29: Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena

October 3: Montreal, QC – Bell Centre

October 4: Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre

October 6: Boston, MA – TD Garden

October 7: Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center

October 9: Washington, DC – Verizon Center

October 10: Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena

October 13: Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center

October 14: Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

October 17: Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center

October 19: Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Arena

October 21: Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center

October 22: Orlando, FL – Amway Center

October 25: Houston, TX – Toyota Center

October 26: Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center

October 27: Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center

October 29: Denver, CO – Pepsi Center

October 31: Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena

November 3: Inglewood, CA – The Forum

November 4: Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena

November 5: San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena

November 7: Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena

November 10: Seattle, WA – Key Arena

November 11: Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena

November 14: Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome

November 15: Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place

November 18: Saint Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center

November 19: Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena

November 21: Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena

November 22: Cleveland, OH – Wolstein Center

 

Connect with Charli XCX

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | SoundCloud | YouTube | Press Site

 

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