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Charli XCX Announces New Album To Be Recorded Under Quarantine and Coming Next Month

how i’m feeling now Due Out May 15

Apr 06, 2020 Charli XCX
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Charli XCX has announced her intentions to record a brand new album from scratch while under quarantine and release it on May 15. Its working title (and perhaps its eventual final title) is how i’m feeling now. It was announced via a Zoom chat with one thousand lucky fans and the full chat has now been posted to YouTube. Charli says she will be co-producing the album with A.G. Cook (who’s in Montana with bad Wi-Fi) and BJ Burton. Check out the Zoom chat below, as well as a statement from Charli.

Charli XCX had this to say in a press statement:

“Hi guys, it’s Charli here. I hope you’re doing whatever it is you need to do to stay positive during this time of completely unknown, unchartered territory. For me, staying positive goes hand in hand with staying creative, and so that’s why I’ve decided I’m going to use this isolation time to make a brand new album from scratch.

“The nature of this album is going to be very indicative of the times because I’m only going to be able to use the tools I have at my fingertips to create all music, all artwork, all videos… everything—in that sense, it’ll be very DIY. I’ll also be reaching out to people online to collaborate with, and I’m going to keep the entire process super open, so that anybody who wants to watch can. I’ll be posting demos, I’ll be posting acapellas, I’ll be posting text conversations with me and any collaborators, I’ll be filming myself in the studio, I’ll be doing Zoom conferences to ask fans or anyone watching for opinions or ideas, I’m going to set up an email address so that fans or anyone can send me beats or references… the whole thing in that sense will be extremely collaborative because anybody who wants to be involved can explore their creativity alongside mine.

“The album is going to come out May 15th, which is kind of soon-ish, I suppose, and there’s a couple of scratch ideas but I’m basically starting from nothing, so hopefully I meet the deadline! The album is called how i’m feeling now, which is a working title but I kind of like it.

“So yeah, that’s it! I can’t wait to start making this, and I can’t wait to share this whole process with you. That’s it—bye!”

Charli XCX released a new album, simply titled Charli, last year via Atlantic.

Read our 2013 cover story article on Charli XCX.

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