MUST WE count all of the HOTTTT boys in Charli XCX’s new video: Tom Daley, Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff pumping pink weights, D.R.A.M. smashing TVs, Joe Jonas sulking over pancakes, Diplo Snuggling with dogs, Mac DeMarco licking a guitar, Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig demonstrating good oral hygiene, Wiz Khalifa popping dollar bills. It’s nice to know all of these cute boys will have jobs if the whole music thing doesn’t work out.
“No boys were harmed in the making of this video,” Charli XCX jokes in the YouTube caption for the video, which she directed, blessing us with the gift of endless GIFs to come. After releasing the wide-spectrum pop mixtape Number 1 Angel in March, “Boys” is a catchy piece of electro-fluff that flirts and teases, “I’m sorry that I missed your party / I wish I had a better excuse, like ‘I had to trash a hotel lobby’/ But I was busy thinking ’bout boys/ I was busy dreaming ’bout boys.”
Born 2 August 1992 Charli XCX, is a British singer and songwriter. She released her debut single independently in 2008 and initially performed at warehouse raves in London. She signed to Asylum Records with producer Tim Gonzalez in 2010 and released two mixtapes, Heartbreaks and Earthquakes and Super Ultra, in 2012. Charli XCX’s major label debut album, True Romance, was released in 2013, accompanied by singles including “You (Ha Ha Ha)” and “Nuclear Seasons”.
She became widely known through two number one singles, Icona Pop’s “I Love It” (2013) and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” (2014); both of them co-written by Charli XCX, for which, she also provided co-lead vocals. Her 2014 single “Boom Clap” from the soundtrack album of The Fault in Our Stars became a top ten single in a number of countries. It also preceded the release of her second album, Sucker, which featured the singles “Break the Rules”, “Doing It” and “Famous”.
In 2016, she released the extended play Vroom Vroom, and the single “After the Afterparty”. In March 2017, she released the mixtape Number 1 Angel. Her upcoming third studio album is expected to be released in 2018.
Always busy dreamin’ ’bout boys, boys, boys