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Stream: Charli XCX, “What I Like”

March 29, 2013

Update 4/15/2012: Hear a new "What I Like" remix featuring Danny Brown, via FACT.

Stream: Charli XCX f. Danny Brown, "What I Like"


Update 4/3/2012: Watch the all-girl hotel party "What I Like" video, directed by Ryan Andrews, above via Noisey UK.


"What I Like," taken from Charli XCX's upcoming LP True Romance, fires like a pacifier-sucking rave bullet. But it settles happily into a bedroom makeout groove, Charli mixing clever young sex talk with gooey romance laid-bare overtop, as pleased by her afternoon romp as the idea it may turn into "some husband and wife shit." J£ZUS MILLION, the guy who did Charli's "Cloud Aura" with Brooke Candy, produces. The True Romance LP drops April 16th via IAMSOUND. Charli XCX wrote or co-wrote all of the album's 13 songs; Ariel Rechtshaid (Major Lazer; Sky Ferreira; Justin Bieber), Blood Diamonds, and Patrik Berger (Icona Pop, Robyn) also co-wrote and/or produced tracks. Charli will tour the US in the coming months; see a full list of dates—solo and with Marina & The Diamonds—after the stream.

Stream: Charli XCX, "What I Like"

6 San Francisco, CA The Warfield*
7 Santa Ana, CA Observatory*
10 San Diego, CA House of Blues*
11 Los Angeles, CA Shrine Exposition Center*
12 Las Vegas, NV LAVO Nightclub*
13 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound*
14 Englewood, CO The Gothic Theatre*
16 Lawrence, KS The Granada*
17 St. Louis, MO The Pageant*
19 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater*
20 Chicago, IL Riviera Theater*
22 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall*
23 Toronto, ON Sound Academy*
24 Montreal, QC Metropolis*
28 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE*
29 New York, NY Central Park SummerStage @ Rumsey Playfield*
31 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands

* with Marina & The Diamonds

1 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
3 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall
4 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
6 Orlando, FL The Social
8 Miami, FL Grand Central Miami
10 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
12 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe @ Old National Centre
13-16 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Stream: Charli XCX, “What I Like”