Charli XCX recording brand new album in lockdown

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Charli XCX reveals she’s recording a brand new album in lockdown… and plans to release it in just over a MONTH’s time

Charli XCX has revealed she’s making a brand new album ‘from scratch’ in lockdown.

The singer, 27, is channeling her anxieties and frustrations about the COVID-19 pandemic into making new music – which she plans to release in just over a month’s time.

The British star announced the news to her fans via a Zoom video conference, before posting a similar explanatory video on her Instagram page on Monday evening.

Feeling inspired: Charli XCX has revealed she’s making a brand new album ‘from scratch’ in lockdown, sharing the news with her fans on Monday night 

Charli said: Hi guys, it’s Charli here. Hope you’re doing whatever it is you need to do to stay positive during this time.

‘For me, staying positive goes hand in hand with staying creative, and so that’s why I’ve decided I’m going to use this isolation time to make a brand new album from scratch.’

The pop star admitted the album would have a very ‘DIY’ feel to it because she’s limited to what she has access to in her home during quarantine.

‘The nature of this album is going to be very indicative of the times because I’m only going to be able to use the tools I have at my fingertips to create all music, all artwork, all videos… everything – in that sense, it’ll be very DIY’, she said.

Back in the game: The singer, 27, is channeling her anxieties and frustrations about the COVID-19 pandemic into making new music - which she plans to release in just over a month's time

Back in the game: The singer, 27, is channeling her anxieties and frustrations about the COVID-19 pandemic into making new music – which she plans to release in just over a month’s time

Charli went on to reveal that she wanted her fans – and fellow artists – to be heavily involved in the process, from reaching out with ideas and collaborations, to sitting in on creative meetings.

She explained: ‘I’ll also be reaching out to people online to collaborate with, and I’m going to keep the entire process super open, so that anybody who wants to watch can.

‘I’ll be posting demos, I’ll be posting acapellas, I’ll be posting text conversations with me and any collaborators, I’ll be filming myself in the studio, I’ll be doing Zoom conferences to ask fans or anyone watching for opinions or ideas, I’m going to set up an email address so that fans or anyone can send me beats or references…

Collaborative effort: Charli went on to reveal that she wanted her fans - and fellow artists - to be heavily involved in the process, from reaching out with ideas and collaborations, to sitting in on creative meetings

Collaborative effort: Charli went on to reveal that she wanted her fans – and fellow artists – to be heavily involved in the process, from reaching out with ideas and collaborations, to sitting in on creative meetings

‘The whole thing in that sense will be extremely collaborative because anybody who wants to be involved can explore their creativity alongside mine.

Charli then dropped the bombshell that she was aiming for a release date in five and a half weeks’ time.

‘The album is going to come out May 15, which is soonish. I’ve got a couple of ideas, but I’m basically starting from nothing, so hopefully I need the deadline.

‘The album is called How I’m Feeling now, which is a working title, but I kind of like it! I can’t wait to start making this and I can’t wait to share this whole process with you.’

This will be Charli’s fourth studio album and the follow up to her last self-titled release in September 2019.

Making new music: This will be Charli's fourth studio album and the follow up to her last self-titled release in September 2019

Making new music: This will be Charli’s fourth studio album and the follow up to her last self-titled release in September 2019

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