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Charli XCX Shares Acoustic Version of “Boys”

New Version Due Out Tomorrow

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Last month Charli XCX shared a catchy as hell brand new song, “Boys,” via a video she self-directed (with Sarah McColgan). In keeping with the song’s title, the video featured a bunch of well-known “boys” and the video has passed 35 million views already. Now she has shared a new acoustic version of the song. When we say acoustic, we don’t mean Charli strumming an acoustic guitar, but it’s essentially a stripped back version, without the video game bleeps and other production flourishes. The good news is that it’s still as catchy as a winter cold. The acoustic version is due out tomorrow, but listen to it below now. Also below is a recent behind-the-scenes video about the making of the “Boys” video.

The “boys” in the “Boys” video included Vampire Weekend‘s Ezra Koenig, Mac DeMarco, Mark Ronson, Diplo, Rostam, Chromeo, Flume, Portugal. The Man, Jack Antonoff, Wiz Khalifa, D.R.A.M., Kaytranada, Stormzy, Riz Ahmed and Swet Shop Boys, Ty Dolla $ign, Joey Bada$, Charlie Puth, Khalid, Joe Jonas, Carl Barât (The Libertines), Theo Hutchcraft (Hurts), Dan Smith (Bastille), and others.

Charli XCX released a new mixtape, Number 1 Angel, back in March and her last full-length was 2014’s Sucker. There’s no word on when her next album is due or if “Boys” will be on there.

Charli XCX Tour Dates:

Festival Dates:
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

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