NEW MUSIC: CHARLI XCX | NEW SHAPES (CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS AND CAROLINE POLACHEK
Charli XCX has shared the lead single "New Shapes" from her upcoming fifth studio album "CRASH." Her latest, " New Shapes, " produced by Deaton Chris Anthony and Linus Wiklund, her latest, "New Shapes," brings in Caroline Polachek and Christine and the Queens for a sugary, '80s-inspired pop song. Indebted to the synths and 808 beats of freestyle girl groups like Company B and The Cover Girls, "New Shapes" twists its bubbly, side-pony pastiche into something more mournful. "All night, all day, we can fall in love in new shapes, new ways," Charli sings. "When the morning comes, I'm sorry I stayed." CRASH is XCX's fifth studio album and, as stated pointedly in a press release, the last of her five-album deal with Atlantic. The album is due for release on March 18 next year and is the follow-up to the 2020 quarantine project "How I'm Feeling Now." Among the numerous collaborators and guests on the album are A. G. Cook, The 1975's George Daniel, Rina Sawayama, Ariel Rechtshaid, Oneohtrix Point Never, and more. Charli also announced a 2022 North America and Europe tour, which will begin in March and run through June. The North American leg includes stops in Oakland, Portland, Los Angeles, Denver, Austin, Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Boston, NYC, Toronto, Chicago, etc.