Charli XCX is on the brink of something big. Her Sucker album isn’t due out until December 16, but the 22-year-old London pop star has already cultivated a following that’s seen her pop up in movie soundtracks and on the cover of Complex.
Today Charli checks in with “London Queen,” a punk rock throwback that the singer describes as “future Ramones.” It was written by her producer Justin Raisen, which is normally a red flag for Charli. “That’s something that I would never usually do, take a song that’s basically almost been written for me,” she told Rolling Stone, “but it was a song that Justin made, and I was like, fuck, this song is so good and it feels like it’s about me.” Stream “London Queen” below, and scroll for Charli’s upcoming U.S. tour dates.
October 7- New York, NY @ Webster Hall
October 9 – Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
October 10 – Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton
October 11 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
October 13 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
October 14 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
October 16 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
October 17 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
October 18 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
October 20 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
October 21 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
October 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theatre
October 25 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s