Charli XCX has been promising new music ever since the release of her underrated Vroom Vroom EP last year, which still holds strong as one 2016’s very best. And while there’s still no official release date for her next album (it’s been pushed back), the 24-year-old Brit-pop songstress is giving us fans a new project to hold us over: the Number 1 Angel mixtape!
The brand new 10-track collection is made for any occasion really — whether getting ready for a fun night out with you besties or even just a chill night in bed (blunt in hand). For those loving her recent foray into more Top 40-friendly pop territory – see “After the Afterparty” – rejoice: Charli is unapologetically serving us all kinds of pop-commercial flavors with the Number 1 Angel mixtape.
Plenty of the cuts like opener “Dreamer (feat. Starrah) & RAYE),” “Blame It On You” and the moody, slow-tripping “White Roses” provide a continuation of the experimental, #SomethingMoreUrban sounds of “Paradise” and “Secret (Shh)” from the Vroom Vroom EP. But she hits even harder this time around with the thoroughly fun, dance-floor bangers “Roll With Me,” “ILY2” and “Lipgloss (feat. CupcakKe),” which is honestly everything.
If this is just an appetizer for the new album, we’re truly in for a treat because a good batch of these songs are legit album worthy. Charli is exceeding my expectations and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Listen to the Number 1 Angel mixtape below…
1. Dreamer (feat. Starrah and RAYE)
2. 3AM (Pull Up) [feat. MØ] 3. Blame It On U
4. Roll With Me
7. White Roses
8. Babygirl (feat. Uffie)
9. Drugs (feat. Abra)
10. Lipgloss (feat. CupcakKe)