Charli XCX unsure about releasing more albums
- Bang Showbiz
- 17 December 2017
Charli XCX isn't sure if she will release any more albums as she prefers mixtapes
Charli XCX isn't sure if she will release any more albums.
The 'Boys' singer has just dropped the mixtape 'Pop 2', which features Carly Rae Jepsen, Tove Lo, Caroline Polachek, Cupcakke, Mykki Blanco and Jay Park and she admitted she prefers the immediacy of a mixtape, over the long drawn-out process of creating an album.
She told Vulture: "With the album, I don't really know when I'm gonna put it out. Or even if I'm gonna put out an album. I just don't know. And I think that's what leads me toward making mixtapes. The way that I work and write is so fast, and releasing these mixtapes is very beneficial to that. I get so frustrated having to sit on music. I've been sitting on music for my album for so long now that people hacked me and leaked some music. For me to keep on being creative, doing these mixtapes is good. Generally, I don't even really tell people when I'm working on it. It just happens. I'll tell fans the week before the release, and I'll tell the label two months before."
And Charli revealed her latest mixtape only took two weeks to make.
She explained: "This one started happening just before I went on tour with Halsey when I was in London. Me and [producer] A.G. Cook do so much work together now and he's so fast, so we were just like, 'F**k, we should do another mixtape.' We had this studio session where we made a few ideas, and then we went out and partied at this PC Music night. We didn't do anymore work, but we knew we had some good ideas and we should probably finish them. He flew over to New York for these really hectic, mental four or five days where we would stay in the studio until 4 a.m. It was all being done while I was still on tour. In total, it took maybe two weeks. I would go into studios in L.A., Boston, Chicago, Austin, wherever and cut vocals. At the same time, I was sending s**t to other artists asking them to jump on songs. I guess it was a longer period than No. 1 Angel just because there are more features. Honestly, I feel really sorry for A.G. He kept killing himself trying to finish this back in London, staying up for 24 hours for a week. He's really the hero of this mixtape."