This episode is all about Charli XCX’s next era. She’s announced that her most “pop” album yet is on the way citing Janet Jackson as a major influence. If she’s returning to pop it may mean she’s ready to play the mainstream game again after a period of experimentation. Here, we’ll talk about how Charli can get hits again. We also discuss new songs from Billie Eilish, Justin Bieber, and Omar Apollo.
Laura Escudé, Live Show Designer (Kanye West, Cirque du Soleil, Charli XCX)
Babes Behind the Beats with Jess Bowen & Bowie Jane
This week we chat with Laura Escudé who is an American artist, certified music technology trainer, entrepreneur, and live show designer. She has programmed and designed shows for artists including Kanye West, Jay Z, Cirque Du Soleil, as well as composed and performed string arrangements for Kanye West and Jay Z.
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At only 28 years old, Charli XCX's career has been travelling at warp speed -- creating music, directing music videos, matchmaking new bands, developing a Netflix show and even starting a record label. But how does she unwind?Charli XCX joins Arianna to discuss burnout, self-doubt, and how sleep is central to her success. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
ICYMI: The End Of Pop Music As We Know It: Fall Out Boy & Charli XCX
Switched on Pop
Is it true that all pop music sounds the same today? For the past year the “pop-drop” has dominated the airwaves. This new form of EDM infused pop came out of DJ culture and has infused its sound with every mainstream act like Lady Gaga and Coldplay. Tiring of this sound, some artists are finding creative ways to parody this pop trope. The rock outfit Fall Out Boy’s “Young And Menace” demonstrates equal parts mastery and mockery of the pop-drop. And PC Music, a rising art-music label out of London, skewers the whole of pop cliché on their mixtape collaboration with Charli XCX. After this episode, we promise you’ll be ready to move on to new sounds. Luckily, listeners have collaborated to create a new favorites playlist to help you cleanse your palette.This episode was originally published May 2017.SONGS DISCUSSEDThe Chainsmokers – CloserKygo & Selena Gomez – It Ain’t MeLady Gaga – The CureFall Out Boy – Sugar We’re Going DownFall Out Boy – Young And MenaceJay Z – D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)Ariana Grande – Into YouKaty Perry feat. Skip Marley – Chained To The RhythmDrake – PassionfruitPostmodern Jukebox – Sugar We’re Going Down SwingingBritney Spears – Oops! I Did It AgainSkrillex – BangarangDJ Snake – MiddleBeyoncé – Love On TopIcona Pop – I Love It (feat. Charlie XCX)Iggy Azalea – Fancy ft. Charli XCXSelena Gomez – Same Old LoveCharli XCX – 3AM (Pull Up) (feat. MØ)Hannah Diamond – Every NightBronze – Thy SlaughterDanny L Harle – Super Natural (ft. Carly Rae Jepsen)SOPHIE – JUST LIKE WE NEVER SAID GOODBYEA.G. Cook – SuperstarAriana Grande – Side To SideCoon Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra – I’m Gonna Charleston Back To CharlestonSpotify Playlist Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
65. Charli XCX Vs The Knife - with special guest Jodie Harsh
In this special episode the Unflopped crew is joined by producer, DJ and drag legend Jodie Harsh to discuss skinheads, drag queens and twonks. Jodie brings two of her favourite pop gems for Judge Joe's consideration and one of them is officially unflopped. This week’s songs are ‘Vroom Vroom’ by Charli XCX and ‘Pass This On’ by The Knife. This episode was edited by Ben Goodstein.