Charli XCX, Diplo & Herve Pagez Reimagine A Spice Girls Hit On “Spicy”

Mike Wass | May 30, 2019 12:23 pm
Charli & Lizzo's 'Blame It On Your Love'
Charli XCX and Lizzo join forces for new single, 'Blame It On Your Love.'

It’s here! Charli XCX teams up with Diplo and Herve Pagez for a demented cover of a Spice Girls classic. Namely, “Wannabe.” Their version is largely faithful to the original — at least, in the verses — but things get a little wild on the chorus. Why does this glorious oddity exist? “[I] 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.” The Reed + Rader-directed video also dropped this morning (May 30) and it’s suitably out-there. Charli and friends dance with dolphins and eat in a futuristic diner surrounded by UFOs, among other totally normal activities. And no, the Brit hasn’t forgotten about “Blame It On Your Love.” The Lizzo-assisted banger is still Charli’s main focus as she puts the finishing touches on her third LP. Prepare for a surge of nostalgia and watch the video below.

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