Check Out: Charli XCX - "You're the One" & "Stay Away"

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CHARLI XCX

The young London darkwave singer Charli XCX is one of our favorite new artists, and we’re psyched that so many other people are (rightfully!) taking notice, if only because it means we get to hear new songs. At SXSW, Charli and her band performed a few songs for Yours Truly and MTV Hive, including a new cut called “You’re the One.” We love how effortlessly Charli and co. can make radio-ready, irresistible pop songs out of the same materials – echoing synth planes, dramatic piano chords, percolating drum machine – bands like Trust and Austra use to make insular, chilly darkwave. Check out these intimate live versions of “You’re the One” and the always electrifying “Stay Away.”