Charli XCX announces self-isolation album, ‘how i’m feeling now’

"I’m only going to be able to use the tools I have at my fingertips to create all music, all artwork, all videos..."

07.04.20

Words by: Felicity Martin

Last night on Zoom, Charli XCX announced a new album with the working title of ‘how i’m feeling now’, due May 15th.

“For me, staying positive goes hand in hand with staying creative, and so that’s why I’ve decided I’m going to use this isolation time to make a brand new album from scratch,” she told 1000 fans.

Written, recorded and released entirely in self-isolation, Charli explained live how the album is going to be an expression of the times we’re living in.

“I’m only going to be able to use the tools I have at my fingertips to create all music, all artwork, all videos… everything – in that sense, it’ll be very DIY,” she said. “I’ll also be reaching out to people online to collaborate with, and I’m going to keep the entire process super open, so that anybody who wants to watch can.

“I’ll be posting demos, I’ll be posting acapellas, I’ll be posting text conversations with me and any collaborators, I’ll be filming myself in the studio, I’ll be doing Zoom conferences to ask fans or anyone watching for opinions or ideas, I’m going to set up an email address so that fans or anyone can send me beats or references… the whole thing in that sense will be extremely collaborative because anybody who wants to be involved can explore their creativity alongside mine.”

Website howimfeelingnow.co.uk has a countdown to May 15th.

She later posted some screengrabs of text conversations with A.G Cook and Dylan Brady of 100 gecs about collaborating on the album.

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