Charli XCX is gearing up for the release of her upcoming fifth studio album, ‘Crash’ which is expected to arrive in 2022.
The English singer and songwriter recently teased a list of collaborations for the upcoming project on Instagram. According to Charli’s Instagram post on Monday, November 1, the album will feature artists like Caroline Polachek and Rina Sawayama among many others.
Born in Cambridge, England, to a Scottish father and a Gujarati Indian mother, Aitchison began writing songs when she was 14. By 2008, she was posting her tracks online and performing at raves, taking her MSN Messenger user name as her alias. That year, she released a pair of singles, “Emelline/Art Bitch” and “!Franchesckaar!,” and recorded her first album, which she sold at concerts but was never released officially.
Charlotte Aitchison returned in 2011 with the singles “Stay Away” and “Nuclear Seasons,” both of which were produced by Ariel Rechtshaid, and appeared on Starkey’s “Lost in Space” and Alex Metric’s “End of the World.” She also issued the mixtapes Super Girls, Super Love, and I Like Boys Who Cry, which respectively gathered the female and male artists who shaped her music.
Straddling the most experimental and mainstream sides of pop with ease, Charlotte is just as comfortable working with cutting-edge producers like SOPHIE as she is touring with Taylor Swift.
As a songwriter and collaborator, she helped create some of the biggest pop singles of the 2010s, including Icona Pop’s 2012 smash “I Love It” and Iggy Azalea’s 2014 chart-topping hit “Fancy.”
As an artist in her own right, her work spanned the edgy sounds of her 2013 debut album, True Romance, to the more straightforward territory of 2014’s follow-up Sucker, which featured the U.S. Top Ten single “Boom Clap.”
Along with founding her own label, Vroom Vroom, she issued EPs and mixtapes, including 2017’s Pop 2, that allowed her to combine the different sides of her music in a fittingly freewheeling way — a direction she continued on 2019’s Charli and 2020’s how i’m feeling now.