Album cover artwork for Charli XCXOn her fifth record, Charli XCX once more positions herself as one of the most interesting and dynamic pop artists of our time.

Without a doubt her most polished production work yet, Crash is a step away from the lightning-in-a bottle hyperpop that has become synonymous with the Cambridge artist in recent years, and roots itself firmly in vibrant, eclectic pop that belongs on all nightclub dancefloors.

With well-placed features (including Christine and the Queens and Caroline Polachek on New Shapes, and Rina Sawayama on Beg For You) and a stronger focus on her voice than we’ve seen previously, Crash would perfectly soundtrack the In Living Colour’s Fly Girls in the early ’90s. It’s impossible to ignore the urge to turn it up loud, and cut some shapes.

Crash by Charli XCX is out March 18 via Warner.

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