Plus, the singer-songwriter discusses her new made-in-quarantine album "How I'm Feeling Now" — "I would have had a breakdown had I not been occupied."
When Charli XCX released her new album How I’m Feeling Now on May 15, the title was truth in advertising. The pop singer-songwriter wrote and recording the album entirely while she’s been in self-quarantine at her home in Los Angeles during the Covid-19 pandemic.
On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast (listen below), Charli XCX describes the genesis of the project and why she felt the timing was right to make this album: “I… wanted to do an album at the end of the year… we wanted to do something in like, you know, a month, two months. Like, going to one place, like really shutting off the world and focusing in on just making music. Very quickly and fluidly and putting it out quite soon after we'd completed it.
“And so the idea to do something like that was already there, so I just thought, once the lockdown begun, and I was in that position anyway… 'Why don't I just do that now?' Because this time feels very fruitful for me as a creative.