Charli XCX is spending her quarantine hours writing and recording a her fourth album, how i'm feeling now, and yesterday she released the record's first single. "forever" is a sugary slice of futuristic pop that, like many of Charli's best songs, crams a seemingly impossible amount of ideas, sounds, and melodies into less than three minutes.
how i'm feeling now will be rolled out one song at a time, with Charli collaborating with producers online through the coronavirus shutdown and sharing the process with her fans via Zoom calls. According to a press release, “this is a working process that will continue throughout the album, with the entirety of the project being written, recorded, produced and released while in quarantine due to the world pandemic."
Listen to "forever" at the top of the page and read Charli's latest FADER column here.