Charli XCX Links Up With Sky Ferreira in "Cross You Out"

Charli XCX Links Up With Sky Ferreira in "Cross You Out"

V are one step closer to the pop legend's highly-anticipated album.

V are one step closer to the pop legend's highly-anticipated album.

Text: Brooke Kushwaha

Self-proclaimed "fucking iconic" Charli XCX has been churning out songs nonstop as of late, in preparation for her upcoming third album, Charli, which drops September 13th. The pop multihyphenate has been a fixture in the music industry for years, and despite taking a supporting role in many endeavors, Charli XCX has never not known her worth. Her latest collab with Sky Ferreira, titled, “Cross You Out” is a continuation of Charli’s bombastic, unapologetic streak. The track deals with the detoxifying aftereffects of a trying relationship and the efforts to reclaim one’s time and space. The result? The perfect song to scream along to after a breakup. 

“Cross You Out” is the third song in Charli, and pop’s perpetual rebel child has kept up her reputation for genius collaborations, picking the hottest stars of the moment to contribute to her vision. Artists including Lizzo, Kim Petras, and CupCakKe stud the tracklist, as well as old favorites such as Brooke Candy and Troye Sivan (whose song “2099” follows up their previous duet and lead single, the nostalgia-filled 1999.) In anticipation of the release, Charli has also appeared on Brooke Candy’s “XXXTC” alongside Maliibu Miitch, preaching female sexual empowerment. 

Charli, executive produced by the singer herself and A.G. Cook, is set to be Charli XCX’s victory lap. Sucker established the star as a fan favorite in the gay community, which makes her decision to work with LGBTQ artists like Sivan and Petras all the more savvy—as well as her enlistment of fellow pop bad-girl Slayyyter to open for her upcoming tour. Unlike Carly Rae Jepsen, Charli XCX has always found herself on the edgier side of pop, leaning less sugar, more spice. If “Cross You Out” is any indication, Charli will be the artist’s most triumphant iteration yet. And if not, well, she doesn't care if she's a chart flop

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