Charli XCX, fresh off the release of her mixtape Number One Angel—one of our picks for the best albums of 2017 so far—is back, and this time she brought a (large) crew. The song is "Boys," and its millennial pink-hued video was directed by Charli, and features a staggering number of (male) artist cameos. Per her publicist at Atlantic Records (and helpfully placed in alphabetical order), the video runs through all these faces in its sub-three minute runtime:
Aminé; AG Cook; Barns Courtney; Brendan Urie; Bring Me The Horizon (Oli); Buddy; Cameron Dallas; Charlie Puth; Chromeo; Cobra Snake; Connor Franta; Dan Smith (Bastille); Denzel Curry; Di Casp (Youtuber); Diplo; Fai Khadra; Flume; Frank Carter; G Eazy; Jack Antonoff; Jack Guinness; Jay Park; Jay Prince; Joe Jonas; Joey Badass; Kaytranada; Khalid; Liam Fray (Courteeners); Mac DeMarco; Mark Ronson; Max Hershenow (MS MR); Mic Lowry; MNEK; One Ok Rock; Poet; Portugal, The Man; Prince & Jacob; Riz Ahmed & The Swet Shop Boys; Sage The Gemini; Shamari Maurice; Shokichi; Shaun Ross; Spector (Fred); Stormzy; THEY; The Fat Jew; The Hurts (Theo); The Libertines (Carl Barratt); The Slaves (Laurie); The Vamps (Tristan and James); Tinie Tempah; Tom Daley; Tom Grennan; Tommy Cash; Ty Dolla Sign; Vance Joy; Vampire Weekend (Ezra and Rostam); Will.i.am; Wiz Khalifa; Wstrn; BING WINNERS.
The list is a bit overwhelming, but the song itself is to the point. It's of a piece with Charli's work on Number One Angel, her best full-length project to date—forward-thinking pop music that's equally at home in headphones or out in public. "Boys" is the latest single from Charli's next album, for which there is scant available information, except that it's expected sometime in 2018.