Charli XCX’s “Break The Rules” Video Is The Back-To-School Motivation You Need Right Now

“Boys and girls across the world, putting on our dancing shoes.”

1. Charli XCX’s killer new single “Break the Rules” is all about living life and just not giving a fuck.

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2. It may be back-to-school season, but that’s OK because you and your friends are clearly going to own it this year.

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3. The new video for “Break the Rules” celebrates only the best parts of school life, like finding the perfect outfit for ~exactly~ who you are right now.

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4. And of course getting totally wrecked at dances.

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“Guess I’m not getting that rental deposit back.” ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

5. The video is loosely inspired by the classic 1999 dark high school comedy Jawbreaker. Rose McGowan, who stars as the most popular girl in school in that movie, make’s a cute cameo here as an evil Chaperone.

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“I was inspired by movies like Jawbreaker and Carrie for the “Break the Rules” video,” Charli said in a statement. “I never went to prom when I was at school so this was kind of me living out my weird fantasy of what prom would be like in my head.”

6. Watch the full video below. Charli’s sophomore album Sucker is in stores Oct. 21.

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