Charli XCX is practically a pop veteran after only a brief time in the spotlight thanks to her ever changing (but still cohesive) discography that’s gone from the dark electro pop of “You’re the One”, to the Tumblr-esque mashup of sounds featured on her debut LP True Romance, her turn as a hook girl on the inescapable “Fancy”… not to mention writing “I Love It” and her own summer hit “Boom Clap”.
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Grimes has become an odd entity within our culture: an artist releasing incredible abstract pop music with an equally unusual appearance. Since the release of the successful album Visions, Grimes has gone on to make renowned videos, go to the MTV Video Music Awards, sign with RocNation management and watch her fan base continue to grow.
Let us begin by agreeing not to mention the obvious… the sister. Instead, let us celebrate the drastic evolution of an artist who had the tools at her disposal to adventure through the world of record label demands and ended it all with a signing to Grizzly Bear’s new label; Terrible Records.
Charli XCX has gained massive attention in a short period of time for her ability to right a perfect pop song. The hooks are always catchy, simple, and direct. Her music is not Britney Spears though by any means. Instead, Charli XCX has filled the sonic palette between vocals with crunchy gothic electronic pop sounds.