Charli XCX Pays Tribute To Spice Girls On Herve Pagez & Diplo’s “Spicy”
This week’s New Music Friday is one for the books. So far, we have Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Bebe Rexha, Tove Lo, Rita Ora and Camila Cabello in the mix. You can now add Charli XCX to that list of pop goddesses. She is teaming up with Herve Pagez and Diplo for a banger honoring the Spice Girls. “Looked up to the pop gods and they said ‘Charli — you’re the chosen one: honor the spice girls’ return with a mind blowing version of one of their iconic smash hits’ & I said ‘k no probs hun I got this,'” the pop star wrote on Instagram.
“So I called [Diplo & Herve Pagez] & ‘SPICY’ was born.” Thankfully, the producers shared a snippet of the song (below, under Charli’s announcement) and it’s an electro-update of “Wannabe.” I’m usually not a fan of fucking with the classics, but this sounds demented enough to work. It should be noted that “Spicy” is a stand-alone bop. Charli is still very much focussed on “Blame It On Your Love.” The flawless collaboration with Lizzo is the lead single of the Brit’s forever-delayed third LP.
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looked up and spoke to the pop gods and they said “Charli – you’re the chosen one, you must honor the spice girls’ return with a mind blowing version of one of their most iconic smash hits” and I said “k no probs hun I got this” 💅🏼 then I called up @diplo and @hervepagez and SPICY was born. NEW SONG DROPS THURSDAY. ARE YOU READY?