Charli XCX should write an open letter to Sia.
In Charli XCX’s new cover story with Billboard, she says songwriters aren’t robots that can pound out hit song after hit song.
Wait, a musician experiencing mainstream success can still pick and choose?!
“We’d get an email that says, ‘So-and-so’s into writing with you, they want you to write ‘I Love It’ meets [Azealia Banks’] ‘212.’ But [songwriters] don’t just churn it out — we’re not machines.”
Miss XCX is responsible for what fans can hear on her upcoming album, “Sucker,” out December 16. But don’t expect a record full of “Boom Claps.”
“I just didn’t realize that song would be around for so long,” she told Billboard via email. “I don’t want people to get the album and just expect to hear a record full of ‘Boom Clap,’ because that’s not what it is. It’s raw. There’s more to me than that.”
Thumbs up to a musician who doesn’t give a **** about the notoriety of working with the biggest names. For me, when an artist begins collaborating with literally everyone it’s like WE GET IT. You’re popular.
She should make a punky, artsy fartsy song for Britney, though.
Keep an eye out for Charli XCX’s cover story out on Friday.