Charli XCX Bold New Era Begins, Airport Antics and Pop Rebellion with ‘Von Dutch’

Charli XCX’s latest musical masterpiece, “Von Dutch,” is heralding the start of an exciting new era.

Charli disrupts the pop music paradigm once more with her signature mix of infectious beats and rebellious spirit, demonstrating why she is the most disruptive force in the With hits like her chart-topping single “I Love It” and her most recent anthem, “Von Dutch,” Charli continues to push the envelope and defy expectations, solidifying her status as a pop powerhouse.

Charli owns her uniqueness in the edgy music video, strutting through an airport without apology and killing it. Truly, she is the embodiment of the brat that she is. 

Over a blaring synth-anchored electropop beat produced by EASYFUN, she sing-chants, “I am just living that life, Von Dutch/ Cult classic, but it is still pop/ I get money, you get mad because the bank stopped.”

Charli XCX
Charli XCX

The music video for the daring song, which fully embraces Charli’s status as an artist who blurs the lines between pop star and cult favorite, features her wreaking havoc in a semi-empty airport.

She is the epitome of the overgrown brat, strutting down moving walkways, trespassing onto empty planes, playing on the baggage carousel.

The Paris airport Charles de Gaulle served as the location for the video, which was directed by Torso.

Charli’s upcoming sixth studio album, Brat, features the lead single, “Von Dutch.” The album, which debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 and topped the album chart in the United Kingdom, is the follow-up to 2022’s Crash, which became Charli’s highest-charting record in the US.

On Feb. 24, Charli discussed her new album on X, writing, “I was born to make dance music. I came from the clubs. XCX6 is the album I’ve always wanted to make.”

Following her nomination for a BRIT Award in the category of pop act, the avant-garde pop star will receive the Powerhouse Award at the 2024 Billboard Women in Music Awards, which will be streamed live on March 7 and held on March 6 at the YouTube Theater at Hollywood Park in Los Angeles, thanks to a sponsorship from Marriott Bonvoy.

Charli wrote on X about receiving the honor, saying, “I am honored that [Billboard] is honoring me at their [Women in Music Awards]. I’ve never felt stronger about the music I’m making, and it’s definitely cool to be noticed, but it’s also fun to be an outsider too. So thank you!”

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