Pop star Charli XCX made quite a sweet entrance at the Sucker listening party Tuesday evening. To kick off the night, a latex catsuit'd and tiara'd Charli XCX climbed out of a fake cake. When I saw the photos, I said the same thing I say every time I see or read or hear anything about the 22-year-old pop star: “I LOVE HER.” And I mean it every time. I cannot get enough of Charli XCX. She's just so talented and effortlessly cool and confident and weird and smart and beautiful and makes legitimately great pop music and— [takes a deep breath]. She's basically my favorite breakout artist of the year.
Here are just a few of the reasons I love her/am obsessed with her/want to be her when I grow up:
She's A Stellar Live Performer
She takes to the stage like a fish takes to water. And not just any fish, but a really cool fish who can stomp-swim it out with the best of 'em.
I haven’t stopped talking about that glorious moment.
Every Song She’s Dropped This Year Is A Bonafide Banger
The five songs I've heard off of Sucker and her contribution to the Mockingjay—Part 1 soundtrack have been nothing short of fire. She knows how to write a hook like nobody's business.
Every Song She’s Been Featured On Is A Bonafide Banger
I rest my case, your honor.
"Break The Rules"
OK, I usually hate picking favorites, but I'd be lying if I said "Break the Rules" is not the clear number one stunner. Just how good is it? Well, it's one of the things I said I was thankful for this Thanksgiving.
The Rose McGowan Cameo In The “Break The Rules” Video
If you put Courtney Shane in a music video, I'll be yours forever.
This Birthday Cake
Like, I know '90s-influenced fashion is in [in Madonna voice]: "vogue, vogue, vogue, vogue..." right now, but Charli makes it her own. I almost bought a satin slip dress and velvet choker because of her, but then I remembered I can't pull off the grunge-goth Spice Girl look.
I haven't stopped talking about that glorious moment.
She Flips Lots Of Birds
She's a woman after my heart.