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Charli XCX Low-Key Shades Taylor Swift Fans

She’s just gotta shake it off.

Charli XCX opened for Taylor Swift on the Reputation tour last year, and performed alongside fellow opener, Camila Cabello, during “Shake It Off.” Despite having the opportunity to perform for hundreds of thousands of potential new fans, the pop star feels like it wasn’t exactly the best fit.

In a new interview with Pitchfork, Charli explained Swifties aren’t exactly her target audience.

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“I’m really grateful that [Taylor] asked me on that tour,” Charli says. “But as an artist, it kind of felt like I was getting up on stage and waving to 5-year-olds.”

It’s understandable that Charli didn’t feel at home at a Taylor Swift concert; despite Reputation‘s mature ominous vibe, it still attracted younger audiences to her shows. That being said, Taylor is gonna end game ha.

UPDATE: Charli has since responded.



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The Tea On Taylor Swift’s New Album: Bops & Sad Songs

Taylor Swift’s new album features more songs than any of her previous records.

We don’t know much about Taylor’s forthcoming seventh studio album, and that’s by choice. The singer wants to let the million Easter eggs that she’s scattering about do the talking, and yes I can agree that that’s exciting but low-key infuriating. However, Taylor was pretty forthright in a new interview with EW.

Here are a couple of things you need to know about TS7:

The difference between this album and Reputation: “This time around I feel more comfortable being brave enough to be vulnerable, because my fans are brave enough to be vulnerable with me. Once people delve into the album, it’ll become pretty clear that that’s more of the fingerprint of this — that it’s much more of a singer-songwriter, personal journey than the last one.”

The vibe: “There’s a lot of a lot on this album. I’m trying to convey an emotional spectrum. I definitely don’t wanna have too much of one thing…. You get some joyful songs and you get the bops, as they say.” There’s also some “really, really, really, really sad songs,” but “not enough to where you need to worry about me.”

■ It features a mix of old and new collaborators.

■ Rumored features are Drake, Troye Sivan, and the Dixie Chicks.

■ She recorded the album in three months (though the songwriting process began in 2018).

Read the full interview here.

We still don’t know the album title or when it’ll arrive, but I’m looking forward to hearing a bunch of new songs that lean more towards 1989 than Reputation; I can only handle angry Taylor in small doses.