Charli XCX Performed An Unreleased Song This Weekend

“Its about chilling the fuck out.”

July 20, 2015

Following her early taste of success, Charli XCX famously needed to clear her head. "After [Icona Pop's "I Love It," co-written by Charli] people were asking me to replicate that song," she told FADER. "I was trying to, but it just wasn't working. I don't have a routine, and I think if I did I'd begin to really freak out." So she headed to Sweden to record a bunch of cathartic songs. But none of those ended up on her sophomore album, Sucker.

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The singer unveiled one of the previously-unheard tunes, "Mow That Lawn," at a live performance over the weekend. "This is a brand new song," she announced. "It's about chilling the fuck out." Over a bass-heavy vamp, Charli channeled peak '70s New York rock ennui: I'm so bored of starting fights, just want to buy a house and live in the countryside/ I'm so over getting high, but trouble always comes to me and I don't know why. Listen above, and revisit FADER's interview with the singer.

Charli XCX Performed An Unreleased Song This Weekend