Charli XCX’s “Boys” gets an acoustic reworking, and it’s still magical.
That video game chime scattered throughout the original electro-tinged version of Charli XCX’s “Boys” was kind of everything. Her acoustic remix of the track stripped that out (for obvious) reasons, but it’s still magical. Real talk, the first time I heard “Boys” I wasn’t a huge fan, but the song has really transformed into one of my favorite pop cuts of the year. The video featuring a bunch of hot famous boys certainly didn’t hurt, but it just goes to show that no matter how Charli attacks a song, it’s going to sound sensational.
Revisit the video while you’re here: