Canadian First Listen: New Charli XCX + Broods

Broods remix “Break the Rules,” the second chart topper from British bad girl Charli XCX

Charli XCX (Photo: Bella Howard)
Charli XCX (Photo: Bella Howard)

Charli XCX has had a slow burn to success, climbing the ranks through songwriting (you can thank her for Icona Pop’s “I Love It”) and on-point collabs (her embodiment of Tai in Iggy Azaelea’s Clueless-inspired “Fancy” was perfection). She eventually landed herself a top-10 single for “Boom Clap,” from the soundtrack for The Fault in Our Stars, and has a second smash hit with “Break the Rules,” a stomping, bad-girl anthem with shades of Tegan and Sara. It’s already been given a slick remix treatment, courtesy of New Zealand brother-and sister-duo Broods—take a listen to the exclusive Canadian premiere below! Catch Charli XCX next as the opening act for the European leg of Katy Perry’s Prismatic tour, lending a little grit before Perry’s saccharine-sweet pop.

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