U.K. electronic trio Clean Bandit released a new version of “Playboy Style," featuring Charli XCX & Bhad Bhabie, on Wednesday (Nov. 28), from the deluxe version of their forthcoming What Is Love? album. The new track reflects on the consequences of falling for a stereotypical bad boy.
Driven by a cascading piano and acoustic guitar, Charli XCX’s voice melts into the opening verse: “Had a lover undercover/ Kept it on the low/ Said that you meant nothing but my feelings really grew/ Not that I regret you but I met you, went insane.”
An intense drumbeat adds heat as the electrified steel-drum-backed chorus approaches: “Fell in love with a bad, bad dude/ Playboy style, should’ve seen right through/ All my friends, they can see the truth/ You never loved me, you never loved me.”