Scammers are posing as FADER staffers on Instagram and DistroKid. Read more here.

Charli XCX and Rina Sawayama pine for a flaky lover on “Beg For You”

The new song is the third single from Charli’s CRASH, out March 18 on Atlantic.

January 27, 2022
Charli XCX and Rina Sawayama pine for a flaky lover on “Beg For You” Photo by Angela Stephenson.  

Charli XCX is finally reaching the end of the five-album contract she signed with Atlantic at age 20. CRASH, which drops on March 18 — nearly a decade after her dazzling debut, True Romance — will fulfill her final obligation to the label. As the release date nears, and with her Alone Together documentary dropping tomorrow, Charli has shared the record's third single. Capitalizing creatively on a year-long friendship with fellow hyperpop star Rina Sawayama that had to this point been merely platonic, "Beg For You" is the consummation of their mutual, musical love.

ADVERTISEMENT

The new song features an instrumental that faithfully replicates the ethos of early-aughts boy-girl-group mania. A drum machine with claps for snares and a candy-coated synth guitar set the scene for Charli and Rina's yearning vocals. "Don't make me beg for you," they beg, their voices breathless in pursuit of a flaky crush who won't commit.

Listen to "Beg For You," and see Charli's 2022 international tour dates, below.

ADVERTISEMENT
Charli XCX 2022 tour dates

3/26 - Fox Theatre - Oakland, CA
3/27 - Fox Theatre - Oakland, CA
3/29 - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR
4/1 - The Observatory North Park - San Diego, CA
4/3 - The Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
4/6 - Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
4/8 - ACL Live at The Moody Theater - Austin, TX
4/9 - House of Blues Houston - Houston, TX (on sale TBD)
4/10 - House of Blues Dallas - Dallas, TX
4/12 - Orpheum Theater - New Orleans, LA
4/13 - The Eastern - Atlanta, GA
4/15 - The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
4/16 - The NorVa - Norfolk, VA
4/18 - The Fillmore Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA
4/20 - House of Blues Boston - Boston, MA
4/22 - Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, NY
4/23 - Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, NY
4/25 - Massey Hall - Toronto, ON
4/26 - Royal Oak Music Theatre - Royal Oak, M
4/28 - Palace Theatre - Saint Paul, MN
4/29 - Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom - Chicago, IL

ADVERTISEMENT

5/13 - Olympia Theatre - Dublin, Ireland
5/15 - O2 Academy - Glasgow, UK
5/17 - Victoria Warehouse - Manchester, UK
5/18 - O2 Academy - Birmingham, UK
5/19 - Alexandra Palace - London, UK
5/21 - UEA - Norwich, UK
5/22 - O2 Academy - Sheffield, UK
5/23 - Rock City - Nottingham, UK
5/25 - Trianon - Paris, France*
5/27 - La Madeleine - Brussels, Belgium*
5/28 - TivoliVredenburg (Ronda Hall) - Utrecht, Netherlands
5/30 - Astra - Berlin, Germany
5/31 - Carlswerk Victoria - Cologne, Germany
6/2 - Primavera - Barcelona, Spain
6/4 - Fabrique - Milan, Italy
6/7 - La Riviera - Madrid, Spain
6/9 - Primavera - Barcelona, Spain

Charli XCX and Rina Sawayama pine for a flaky lover on “Beg For You”