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Charli XCX: “Super Ultra" (Mixtape)

By Kieran Yates

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My newest girl crush, Charli XCX, has FINALLY released a mixtape in the form of Super Ultra, showcasing her thuggish talents via loads of sassy love rants, kind of like Adele's 21 for the tumblr-wave generation. As well as being filled with Charli's signature moody vocals, the eight-track offering is filled with teased basslines and bass claps,  all alongside collaborations with the likes of my fav stripper-cum-rapper Brooke Candy, and producers Jakwob and Sinjin Hawke. There are a few hints of Winehouse-esque vocal drawls, but basically just listen because if there's anything this year’s musical offerings have severely lacked, it's a body of love songs that are actually catchy but don’t sound like a pack of wet wipes.
 
And in her official statement on the process of writing Super Ultra, she nonchalantly came out with one of the best quotes ev-er:
 
“Some songs were inspired by moments in movies - like "Dance For You" was inspired by the opening scene of Planet Terror, where Rose McGowan does the pole dance. I think that's a really sad and desperate scene. It makes me cry when I watch it. I guess that's all just personal shit though. 
 
I don't want people to be sad when they listen to Super Ultra. I want them to be happy. And I want them to dance. No one dances in this town anymore."
 
I totally get you babez. 
 
TRACKLIST
 
1.      CLOUD AURA FEAT. BROOKE CANDY (J£ZUS MILLION)
2.      MOMENTS IN LOVE (ART OF NOISE)
3.      VELVET DREAMING/LUV (GIRAFFAGE)
4.      DANCE FOR YOU (SINJIN HAWKE)
5.      GLOW (BATHS)
6.      HEATWAVE (JACKSON)
7.      COLD NIGHTS REMIX (HOW TO DRESS WELL)
8.      FORGIVENESS (JAKWOB)

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