The self-titled record brings together a long list of prominent guests. Among them: Lizzo, Troye Sivan, HAIM, Big Freedia, Christine and the Queens, and Sky Ferreira. The pop futurist also has collaborations with rapper CupcakKe, former Artist of the Month Clairo, German singer Kim Petras, Brazilian drag queen and singer Pabllo Vittar, and Brooklyn producer Yaeji.
In advance of the album, a number of singles were shared, including “Blame It on Your Love” featuring Lizzo, the Ferreira-assisted “Cross You Out”, “Gone” featuring Christine and the Queens, and “Warm”, a joint track with HAIM. Additionally, “1999” with Sivan — one of our favorite songs of 2018 — made the final tracklist.
According to a statement, Charli worked with AR makeup artist Ines Alpha on the record’s artwork (seen below). The goal of the piece is to “dismantle classic beauty ideals.”
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