As promised, goth-pop songstress Charli XCX returns today with her new Super Ultra Mixtape. In a note accompanying the mixtape’s release, Charli said all eight songs “are about love. Sometimes it’s stupid love and sometimes it’s heartbreaking love.” Download it here and scroll below to read her full note, cull the tracklist, and listen to the opener “Cloud Aura”.
Making it was an intense experience for me coz I basically wrote the whole thing whilst I was driving around in a car in Poland. I was only there for two days so everything is totally raw. All the songs are about love. Sometimes it’s stupid love and sometimes it’s heartbreaking love. It’s about being confused. In particular, GLOW is a really emotional song for me. I think I had my first proper breakdown when I wrote that song. I cried a lot.
I cried a lot whilst making this mixtape, which is funny because some of the songs seem quite light-hearted and a bit… I dunno… Gangster. To me they’re all sad songs in some way though. Some songs were inspired by moments in movies – like DANCE 4 U was inspired by the opening scene of Planet Terror, where Rose McGowan does the pole dance. I think that’s a really sad and desperate scene. It makes me cry when I watch it.
I guess that’s all just personal shit though. I don’t want people to be sad when they listen to SUPER ULTA… I want them to be happy, and I want them to dance. No one dances in this town anymore.
Super Ultra Mixtape Tracklist:
01. Cloud Aura (feat. Brooke Candy)
02. Moments In Love
03. Velvet Dreaming (Luv)
04. Dance 4 U
06. Heat Wave
07. Cold Nites (Remix)