Charli XCX may not be a household name, but if you're a fan of HBO's "Girls" then you would have heard her vocal and songwriting prowess already.
The British singer co-wrote Icona Pop's "I Love It," which features in a hedonistic clubbing scene in the second season of the show. Charli XCX's debut album, "True Romance," also fits in with that vibe with songs focusing mainly on optimism with a youthful detachment, which is hardly surprising considering the girl is only 20.
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However irrelevant age is to music, an immaturity shines through in Charli's lyrics, which are often nonsensical and annoying.
Musically, however, the record is varied. "What I Like" opens with an almost techno beat. "Take My Hand" opens with a pounding rhythm and then merges into electronica that could have been taken directly from an `80s computer game, and the combination of pounding bass and twinkling synth is pretty addictive.
And sampling the already perfect "You" by Gold Panda is also a good move: "You (Ha Ha Ha)" is the best song on the record.