"This must be love"
Charli XCX has been circling the pop mainstream for awhile now. In addition to writing Icona Pop's huge smash I Love It
, her vocals were featured prominently on the track and she's also the guest vocalist (and best part) of Iggy Azeala's summer hit, Fancy
. She released an album last year, but it flew under the radar as a collection of solid, if not particularly commercial, artistic pop songs. Now, with this single a part of the hit Fault In Our Stars
movie campaign, she could find her biggest success yet as a solo artist. And that wouldn't be a bad thing, given that this is probably her strongest, most mainstream release to date. It sounds a lot like the majority of Tegan and Sara's most recent album. It's a little dewy, a little lovelorn... very teen romance-worthy. But, it's also got that huge, simple hook that's bound to appeal to mainstream audiences. Whether she's got a whole album of this sort of stuff in her remains to be seen.
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