So far, it’s been a productive month for Charli XCX. She released the first single ‘Out Of My Head’ featuring Tove Lo and AMLA from her new mixtape POP2 (dropping this Friday), and now, she offers us another taste with ‘Unlock It’. Premiering the track on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show, she enlists producer A.G. Cook and Life Sim for this pop-heavy, electro-influenced number. The track features vocals from German singer Kim Patra and Korean singer-rapper Jay Park.
During her Beats 1 interview with Zane Lowe, she explains how the song came together whilst she was in New York with A.G. Cook before describing how Jay Park’s participation on her summer anthem ‘Boys’ made him the perfect fit: “I started listening to his [Jay Park’s] music more and more, and then I went over to Korea. We went into the studio together and his vibe is so cool.” She also reveals how she first met Kim Patra at their mutual friend SOPHIE‘s show. “We met at SOPHIE’s show in LA. We had a couple of mutual friends so I managed to get her number from someone and we started texting about doing a song.”
Listen to ‘Unlock It’ below.
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