Charlotte Emma Aitchinson, popularly known as Charli XCX, announced on social media that she will be starting her own podcast series called “Charli XCX’s Best Song Ever’, which will be airing on Spotify.
Each episode will see the “Boom Clap” hitmaker interact with a famous guest as they discuss their song choices for a variety of events such as parties, funerals, breakdowns and so on. The star-studded roster of guests includes DJ Mark Ronson, actress Barbie Ferreira, TikTok star and singer Addison Rae, indie rocker Beabadoobee, YouTube personality Benito Skinner, Charli’s longtime friend and collaborator Christine and the Queens, and director Edgar Wright who is known for his films ‘Shaun of the Dead’ and ‘Baby Driver’.
The pop singer joins an increasing number of music artists who are starting their own podcast or interview series, alongside making music. For example, fellow British singer Mae Muller has two YouTube series named ‘Maezine’ and ‘Muller’s Corner’ where she interactswith famous names and artist friends. The electro-pop artist Jetta has a series titled ‘Jetflix N Chill’ where she interviews artists like boy band Mic Lowry and Gorillaz backup musician Seye Adelekan. The informally-styled series can be watched on IGTV (Instagram TV). British-Bangladeshi singer Joy Crookes hosts ‘Anyone But Me’ where she holdsthought-provoking discussions on race, identity and music with the guests. And finally, the RnB artist Amber Mark hosts the peculiar ‘Twice Baked’ where, along with her guest,Mark cooks a meal while being high on marijuana.
A lesser known fact about Charli is that she is half-Indian. Her mother Shameera is a former nurse and flight attendant from a Gujarati family who was raised in Uganda before moving to the UK. The pop singer is also an established songwriter, known to be behind numerous pop hits such as Selena Gomez’s “Same Old Love”, Camilla Cabello and Shawn Mendes’ “Señorita”, and Iggy Azalea’s “Beg For It”.
Charli XCX has a new song called “Good Ones” which will be released on Thursday, September 2. She also has an upcoming album that will be released either latest this year or early next year. The title and release date of the new album are yet to be disclosed. Her last album was titled ‘how i’m feeling now’ and was produced during the 2020 Covid lockdown, releasing to critical and popular acclaim.
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