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Listen to Charli XCX’s sugar-and-spice ‘What I Like’

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Listen to Charli XCX's sugar-and-spice 'What I Like'

The English singer shares a bedroom-minded bit of twisted popcraft.

Like her previous efforts, ‘What I Like’ combines contemporary electronic dance tropes with a hip-hop groove and a sideways view of pop music. After a frenetic intro that borders on footwork, the song settles down, alternating between sing-song bubblegum and auto-tuned melancholy. The latter is a trick previously employed by producer J£ZUS MILLION on Charli’s Brooke Candy-featuring ‘Cloud Aura’, and it works again here.

‘What I Like’ appears on Charli XCX’s forthcoming debut album True Romance, which is due out on April 15 via IAMSOUND. Stream it below, via The FADER; her upcoming tour dates follow.

MAY
6 San Francisco, CA The Warfield*
7 Santa Ana, CA Observatory*
10 San Diego, CA House of Blues*
11 Los Angeles, CA Shrine Exposition Center*
12 Las Vegas, NV LAVO Nightclub*
13 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound*
14 Englewood, CO The Gothic Theatre*
16 Lawrence, KS The Granada*
17 St. Louis, MO The Pageant*
19 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater*
20 Chicago, IL Riviera Theater*
22 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall*
23 Toronto, ON Sound Academy*
24 Montreal, QC Metropolis*
28 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE*
29 New York, NY Central Park SummerStage @ Rumsey Playfield*
31 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands

* with Marina & The Diamonds

JUNE
1 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
3 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall
4 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
6 Orlando, FL The Social
8 Miami, FL Grand Central Miami
10 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
12 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe @ Old National Centre
13-16 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

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