Charli XCX & Sky Ferreira Cut The Cord On “Cross You Out”
Charli XCX’s self-titled album is shaping up to be something very special. The Brit has released a string of perfect singles in the lead-up to its September 13 release date. That includes collabs with some of the industries most innovative hitmakers like Troye Sivan (“1999”), Lizzo (“Blame It On Your Love”) and Christine And The Queens (“Gone”). Today (August 16), she continues the trend by joining forces with Sky Ferreira on “Cross You Out.” On it, the stars find peace after calling it quits on a toxic relationship. And no, it’s not necessarily a romantic one. “For me it’s about leaving some pretty traumatic people from my past behind me,” the “Focus” angel explained.
“Built a world, all in my mind. All on my own, will I survive,” Charli asks over industrial beats. “Thought I’d fall apart, but you’re gone and I’m doing fine.” Sky mirrors those sentiments on a verse of her own. Then comes the best part. That would be when they join forces on the bridge to reflect on how much better they feel after cutting the cord. “I’ve become someone better,” they sing. “Now I look in the mirror. Feels so good to forget ya.” There’s something magical about the way the duo captures the vulnerability and peace that comes from the decision. And the moment of catharsis crystalizes with one final rendition of the chorus.
It’s great to see how willing Charli is to wear her heart on her sleeve this era. At the rate things are going, the album is shaping up to be one of the best of the year. September 13 cannot come soon enough. In the meantime, fall in love with “Cross You Out” below.