After gaining a significant wave of popularity following featured performances on Icona Pop’s “I Love It” and, most recently, Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” Charli XCX is striking out on her own with a new album.
The singer announced Sucker, her third LP, today (Aug. 18) and dropped an accompanying new song, “Break the Rules.”
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“Break the Rules” certainly has its electronic influences, pausing a bit on some of the ’90s output of the Prodigy and others — mostly in its deep bass and percussion. The former simultaneously feels man- and computer-made.
“I don’t wanna go to school / I just wanna break the rules,” she sings, her lyrics perhaps coincidentally paired with the return to school for many grade school- and college-aged children right about now.