Charli XCX to record and release a new album during self-isolation

The music world may be at a standstill, but that’s definitely not stopping Charli XCX for forging ahead.

On Tuesday (April 7), the pop star announced plans to work on some new tunes while stuck in self-isolation. Dubbed how i’m feeling, the singer’s impromptu new album is scheduled to be released on May 15 (if everything goes according to plan).

Taking to Zoom, you know, our new normal mode of communication with the outside world, the musician unveiled the surprise news to 1000 of her diehard fans.

In the eight-minute clip, Charli explains to her Angels (her fans) that for her, feeling positive in times of uncertainty goes hand-in-hand with her creative juices flowing. So in trying to stay positive during these daunting times, the idea of creating new music was at the top of her list.

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 tells her viewers.

According to the singer, the album is going to be “very DIY” and recorded live using things she has on hands and people she can get in touch with online. Charli also revealed that she will be sharing everything with her fans from demos and lyrics to requesting feedback from fans when it comes to artwork and music videos.

Like she said in her clip, this will be her most collaborative work to date.

Check out her announcement above.

Charli XCX’s last studio album was 2019’s Charli. According to her video, it looks like she was already in the middle of its follow-up, but now it seems like it may be shelved…at least for now.