Premiere: Charli XCX Gloriously Gives No F#@ks On New Song “Break The Rules”

Refreshing pop queen announces sophomore album, Sucker, to be released in October.

1. So, Charli XCX is the best.

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2. Her summer was so “Fancy.” You already know.

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The 22-year-old singer has been in the game for nearly a decade; she started playing club gigs around the U.K. at 14. Last year, she put out a great album and co-wrote Icona Pop’s chart-storming “I Love It.” In 2014, she co-wrote and appeared on Iggy Azalea’s No. 1 hit “Fancy.”

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3. Now, it’s safe to say we can all stop calling her a “pop star-in-waiting.”

In August, Charli’s solo “Fancy” follow-up single “Boom Clap” climbed to No. 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. Finally, she’s as huge as her hooks.

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5. On the heels of all that success, Charli XCX will release her sophomore album this fall. Brilliantly titled Sucker, it’s out Oct. 21 via Neon Gold/Atlantic Records.

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6. Below, stream the premiere of “Break The Rules,” a second taste of what’s to come on Sucker.

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7. It’s a shout-along, ~forget school, let’s dance~ anthem, pink and pop and powerful and punk at the same damn time. The song’s badass attitude and bass guitar recall Blur’s 1997 smash “Song 2.”


“The song is inspired by a lot of the things I was listening to whilst in Sweden at the end of last year,” Charli told BuzzFeed. “I spent about a month making a punk record and covering songs by Swedish punk bands like Snuffed By The Yakuza and stuff. This song was written when I came out of the other side of that punk phase and translated it into something more pop. Obviously, it’s about not giving a fuck.”

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8. And soon, it seems, Charli will be “not giving a fuck” in a “Break The Rules” video:

next video done thank u to everyone who came ;) keep it a secret !!!!

— CHARLI XCX (@charli_xcx)
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9. Can’t wait.

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