Earlier this week, UK pop queen Charli XCX announced the impending release of her new Vroom Vroom EP. It’s the first release on Vroom Vroom Records, which she calls her “experimental pop label,” and she recorded the whole thing with SOPHIE, the mysterious and hyperactive quasi-pop producer. The whole EP is four songs long, and it’s over in just eight minutes. We’ve actually posted three of its songs: The title track, “Trophy,” and the Hannah Diamond collab “Paradise.” Still, it’s really something to hear them all together. SOPHIE’s helium-squiggly fingerprints are all over this EP, and it’s striking to hear someone with actual pop chops trying to work with his frantically giddy production style. I’m not sure the experiment is altogether successful, but it’s a fascinating listen nonetheless. Check it out below.
The Vroom Vroom EP is out now on the Vroom Vroom label.