This Saturday our friends at GRAMMY U
present an amazing opportunity for student members to participate in the soundcheck with singer/songwriter Charli XCX
Honed during support slots for artists like Sleigh Bells, Santigold and Coldplay, Charli XCX live performances, like her music, are raw but multi-layered, sometimes stark but with a clear beating human heart. Her collaborators – Ariel Rechtshaid (Haim, Usher, Alex Clare, Solange Knowles), Patrik Berger (Lana Del Rey, Robyn), J£zus Million and Blood Diamonds – have helped unlock a unique talent. All pop is here, from Siouxsie to Spiceworld, The Knife to Nirvana. To achieve her intricate, post-modern pop with its evocative titles like ‘Nuclear Seasons’, ‘Stay Away’ and ‘You (Ha Ha Ha)’ she is a lightning rod, pulling influences out of the sky and channelling them into the crunchy beats, fuzzy synths, bittersweet melodies and idiosyncratic perspectives that combine in the absorbing multi-media output of this compelling new artist.