Charli XCX has intimated that her next album will be her poppiest yet, and last week’s 90-second preview of “After The Afterparty” affirmed that her continued efforts to repeat the success of “Boom Clap” do not conflict with her longtime objective of releasing fun, forward-thinking music. Now the whole song has arrived, complete with a Lil Yachty guest verse. Check it out below.
In the YouTube description she writes:
🌹🔪 angels i’m so happy to bring out my first single from the new record… after the afterparty ft Lil Yachty!!!! make sure u play it on repeat at ur halloween ragers this weekend, it’s a real spooky banger ;) ps i’m having a halloween party myself on monday in london… tag me in ur costume pics and if u look creepy af i’ll drop you a lil invite. r.i.p angels 🔪🌹
In a Beats 1 interview about the new song, Charli says she hit up Lil Yachty on the internet about collaborating and was surprised to hear he is a fan of her 2014 album Sucker: “I was like, ‘whoa, that’s cool ’cause I like, hate that album now.” They met for the first time on the video shoot and bonded over their mutual love of Panic! At The Disco.