Charli XCX Taps Christine And The Queens For New Song “Gone”
UPDATE: Charli unveiled a preview of the “Gone” video. Check it out below.
UPDATE 2: Charli rolled out the gorgeous cover art for “Gone.” Check it out below.
Every day brings us closer to the impending release of Charli XCX’s Charli. The album isn’t due to arrive until September 13. But thankfully, it seems as though we’ll be getting tastes from the star-studded tracklist up until then. We’ve already bopped along to “1999,” the 26-year-old’s first of two collaborations with Troye Sivan. After that, she treated us to a duet with Lizzo called “Blame It On Your Love.” And next up is a heavily teased song featuring Christine and the Queens called “Gone.”
Charli hopped online this afternoon to reveal that the anthem drops a week from today (July 10). She paired the glorious news with a meme proclaiming “this shit fire.” Of course, fans are already familiar with the track. Why? Because the duo live-premiered it during a show back in May. Based on footage I’ve seen, it sounds like a serious smash. And it gets even better. The twosome has already shot a video. “Just calling from my water bottle to tell you we might have a banger on our hands. Good we just wrapped a video for it,” Christine tweeted last month.
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💗 GONE FT CHRIS DROPS TOMORROW 💗 7.30PM UK @ANNIEMACDJ 💗 HOTTEST RECORD IN THE WORLD 💗 @BBCRADIO1 💗 this song is about those situations where you are surrounded by loads of people but feel so isolated and alone. I feel like that a lot of the time in social situations. I never know what to do with myself, I feel so insecure and out of place and lost. I feel like a lot of people I know get those feelings. When it comes to me, I’ll either party through it and try to escape my feelings or I will totally cave in. The emotions that come alongside anxiety are so huge and crippling. This song is about breaking down but it’s also about breaking free. It feels like one big external scream. Both this song and video are a huge release of energy for me. When I hear it and when I dance to it I feel truly euphoric and alive, like I’m pushing out all the bad feelings from my brain. Its like I’m channeling all my anger and frustration (and sometimes sadness) into dancing it all away. I can’t wait for you to hear it tomorrow. Thank you to @christineandthequeens @nooniebao @lotusiv @agcook404 & @nomakmusic for being a part of this song with me. I am so obsessed with what we have created.💗
“JUST SAW THE FIRST EDIT OF THE GONE VIDEO & ITS SO GOOD OMG,” Charli enthused a couple days later. Based on that, I’m expecting something major. While we wait to see what they have in store, check out the announcement below.
— Charli (@charli_xcx) July 10, 2019