Over the last few years, Charli XCX has made a reputation for herself as pop futurism’s arbiter of taste and style. Since the release of her Vroom Vroom EP in 2016, Charli’s records have proven themselves strangely prescient, platforming stars like SOPHIE and Kim Petras from their earliest days and pulling underground icons like Mykki Blanco and Yaeji into the mainstream.
A natural extension of these records is her monthly Spotify playlist, The Motherfucking Future. A platform for Charli to handpick songs she believes to be at pop’s forefront, the Motherfucking Future playlist has introduced scores of fans to likeminded artists like Slayyyter and Mallrat. Last week, Charli updated The Motherfucking Future to include songs by Rina Sawayama, Four Ten, ELIO, and more. Read why she picked a handful of the songs on this month’s edition of The Motherfucking Future below.