Charli XCX Previews Second Album with 'SuperLove' Single: Watch Video
Charli XCX released her lovely debut album, "True Romance," less than six months ago, but she's already moved on to promoting her sophomore LP. "SuperLove" is the first single from that upcoming full-length, and its colorful video was premiered on Thursday (Sept. 26).
"SuperLove" doubles down on the luxurious alt-pop and drug metaphors of "True Romance" highlights like "Take My Hand" and "Black Roses," as Charli spits lines like "Wanna fall into your SuperLove, yeah my heart never wants it to stop, please save me!" in double-times. The music video was filmed in Tokyo's Robot Restaurant, and ends with Ms. XCX presiding over a disorganized biker gang.
“'SuperLove' is a song about running away and falling in love with someone and it being really dangerous and bad for you but still amazing, romantic and wonderful," says the 21-year-old in a press statement. The new song was apparently influenced by artists like the Waitresses and Bow Wow Wow, which thoroughly whets our appetite for Charli's next album, due out in 2014.
In the meantime, the co-star of Icona Pop's Top 10 hit "I Love It" will wrap up a stint supporting Paramore overseas before embarking on her own North American headlining run beginning on Oct. 27 in Las Vegas. Check out the headlining dates below:
Oct. 27: Las Vegas, NM (Life is Beautiful)
Oct. 29: Portland, OR (Star Theatre)
Oct. 30: Seattle, WA (Neumos)
Nov. 1: San Francisco, CA (Slim’s)
Nov. 4: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey)
Nov. 6: Chicago, IL (Schubas (early show))
Nov. 6: Chicago, IL (Schubas (late show))
Nov. 8: Columbus, OH (A&R Music Bar)
Nov. 9: Toronto, ON (Wrongbar)
Nov. 11: Montreal, QB (Sala Rosa)
Nov. 12: Boston, MA (Sinclair)
Nov. 13: New York, NY (Irving Plaza)
Nov. 16: Washington, DC (U Street Music Hall)
Nov. 18: Nashville, TN (Mercy Lounge)
Nov. 19: Atlanta, GA (Vinyl)
Nov. 20: Orlando, FL (Social)
Nov. 22: Houston, TX (Fitzgeralds)
Nov. 24: Austin, TX (The Parish)
Nov. 25: Dallas, TX (Club Dada)