One of my favorite smart, young singer-songwriters has just unleashed this cheeky, seemingly mindless summer single. And it’s one hell of an earworm.
Though she is a proper big star in her native Britain and beyond, Charli XCX is best known in the US for contributing the vocals to the chorus of the once ubiquitous “Fancy” by the oft-maligned Iggy Azalea. She has her fare share of other accomplishments, of course – did you know she wrote Icona Pop’s “I Love It”? – but this new lazy ode to lust could bring her back to the spotlight.
(Also, doesn’t that video game blip noise sound like Mario or Luigi grabbing a coin in the Super Mario Bros games? Brilliant.)
All that aside, the video is campy yet clever. It features dozens of dudes of all colors, shapes and sizes in role reversal mode – think guys in pillow fights, playing with puppies, and eating ice cream seductively. The twist? It includes some majorly famous hotties including Joe Jonas, Tom Daley, Ty Dolla $ign, Brendon Urie, will.i.am, Diplo, and Charlie Puth, to name a few. I have a feeling this will get plenty of exposure at gay video bars across the world. Yowza!
See also: “Superlove,” a one-off single that never appeared on one of Charli’s studio albums – a shame because the chorus is EPIC