Charli XCX is a staple in the pop blogosphere thanks to her year-plus cycle of flawless singles like “You’re The One,” fashion spreads with Sky Ferreira and breezy mixtapes. On April 16, she’ll finally, formally introduce herself to the masses via debut album True Romance. But Charli has one last treat for us Web denizens: she’s streaming the full album right now!
True Romance opens with a one-two punch of her two styles: there’s the dark diva of “Nuclear Seasons” to start things off, followed by the DIY-pop of “You (Ha Ha Ha).” After that we get the album’s first new track, “Take My Hand,” which deftly combines both aesthetics into a bouncy blast of ping-ponging synths, driving grooves and earnest vocal melodies. Head over to Pitchfork to stream the whole thing.