Charli XCX Tells The Cinderella Story of 'Boom Clap'

Charli XCX Tells The Cinderella Story of 'Boom Clap'

Charli XCX rocks open fishnet stockings as she heads to the adidas launch event in London, England on Thursday (January 22).

The 22-year-old musician is featured in V Mag‘s new music issue and opens up about the story of “Boom Clap”.

“I remember feeling like I was Mariah Carey in Glitter at that moment,” she shared about the first time she heard it on the radio. “I wanted to run out of the car and call my mom from the phone box!”

“’Boom Clap’ was a song that was around for a long time,” Charli adds. “I wrote that straight after [my album] True Romance came out, in June 2013. I went to Sweden and was working with Patrik Berger, and we wrote it at a time I had been listening to a lot of yé-yé pop from France. I really liked the way that the girls who sing those songs often use onomatopoeic words in the choruses and they’re all very nursery rhyme-esque and naïve.”

She continued, touching on the point of the song being in reach of Hilary Duff, “We sent the song to her people and I don’t think she ever heard it, but they were like, ‘This song isn’t cool enough for Hilary.’ And we were really sad about that! So I was like, F*** it. I’m going to sing it.”

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Credit: FameFlynetUK; Photos: FameFlynet, Richard Bush/V Magazine
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