Charli XCX Reveals That Paris Hilton Inspired Her New Album. She’s Also Working On Rihanna’s ‘R8’

Charli XCX Taps SOPHIE
Charli XCX says she's working on an electronic party album with producer SOPHIE.

Charli XCX knows what’s good. The 23-year-old recently told The Mirror that her new album is influenced by a certain heiress. “It’s definitely the most electronic pop sound I’ve done,” the Brit said of the SOPHIE-assisted LP. “I’ve been really inspired by Paris Hilton, small dogs and a glitter, luxe lifestyle.” She then raved about the pop legend/DJ’s seminal 2006 debut LP. “I’m such a fan and one of my favorite songs ever is ‘Stars Are Blind’ — it’s pop genius.”

The “Boom Clap” diva is also busy writing songs for other artists. She co-penned Selena Gomez’s new single “Same Old Love” and is currently working on Rihanna’s forever-in-the-making R8 album. “I’m a really big Rihanna fan and I think she’s such an incredible artist,” Charli raved. “She’s my favourite pop girl. She’s the real deal. I’ve actually been to a couple of writing sessions for Rihanna’s new record,” she continued. “It was really fun to put together a couple of tracks.”

It sounds like Rih has stopped trying to be taken seriously with dreary folk songs and pretentious ballads, and has reverted to churning out mindless club-bangers. This is the best news I’ve heard in ages!

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