Charli XCX gives an interview to Ryan Seacrest during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about her album Sucker.
The record’s kind of punk-inspired. And it’s partially a comment on the record industry as a whole and how the whole place is basically like a circus. I’m part of it, but not part of it. It’s like a bizarre place.
Charli is interviewed for The Evening Standard:
I really just want to change the way women think about themselves. A lot of young girls are quite lost. I think it would be cool for women to feel like they connect to someone who is also a bit scruffy. I’m not clean-cut and perfect, I say dumb shit and I fall over — and I want girls to know that’s cool.
Charli discusses working with Rivers Cuomo, Rostam Batmanglij, and her producer Justin Raisen for the album and where it got its title.
Sucker is about giving the middle finger to everyone who thought I couldn’t be where I am now.
Charli talks about her makeup, skincare, and hair routines:
To be honest, my usual makeup is the same as in my music video looks… It’s pretty much the same at night. Maybe I’ll add more black around my eyes. Or do a different lip, like a fuchsia. Or it’s an idea: I think about the 1990s. I’m a really big fan of movies like “Clueless” and “Jawbreaker.”
Charli talks about her growing mainstream appeal, creating a Justin Bieber shrine at art school, eating fried chicken for breakfast and making the new album.
Part of the stuff that I do, the V.M.A.s and the events, is definitely a circus. I don’t care about belonging to it, not at all.
Seacrest interviews Charli XCX during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions her on why she almost put ghost sounds on her album Sucker.
I was in Sweden in the countryside doing some recording for my record. There was this weird vibe in this house. It was actually this huge hotel we were staying in, kind of like The Shining. We had done some research and found out that there was a woman who had drowned herself in the lake outside the house when her husband had died in the 1900s. In this documentary, it said that she still lived in the house as a ghost. So we set up a microphone and left it recording all night and at about 5 or 6 a.m., we picked up this noise that was like, ‘Oooohhhhh.’ We pitched it up three octaves and it was a woman’s voice talking it was cool!
Charli gives an interview for New York Times T Magazine and talks about being compared to a young Madonna:
Madonna was someone who didn’t get put in a box. She changed and evolved. The second someone tries to put me in a box, I will do everything to rebel against that. One thing I don’t understand is how people want you to replicate your past successes. Being an artist should be about freedom and not just becoming one thing, because I think that’s terrible and boring.
Charli gives an interview to Pitchfork about movies, her favorite cereal and opening for Coldplay:
I actually gave my lucky My Little Pony to Chris Martin when we finished touring together, which I regret.