“I feel like an animal on all fours, I see myself all over you for sure,” coos Charli XCX on “Secret (Shh)” off her new SOPHIE-produced Vroom Vroom EP. The four-track effort is easily pop’s most exciting release this year, bringing together two London-bred artists who tackle palpable radio sounds from a fresh, underground perspective.
While its cocky opener, “Vroom Vroom,” and the crown-snatching brat-pop anthem, “Trophy,” are two irresistible smashes, Charli hits her stride on “Secret (Shh)”—a closing track that oozes with subversive seduction, untouchable allure. “If I share my secret, promise you’ll keep it down,” she sings above a sleek, spacey instrumental.
“It’s so exciting to be involved in a project that’s furthering the state of pop music,” said songwriter Jesse Saint John, who penned our favorite Vroom Vroom EP cut. “Charli is an incredible artist and visionary, and an even cooler chick. [“Secret (Shh)”] has this feminist undertone, but in this fun and nasty package.”
Listen to a preview, below, and purchase Charli’s full EP, here: