Hear Charli XCX’s Sleek New Song, “5 in the Morning”

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Hear Charli XCX’s Sleek New Song, “5 in the Morning”

Charli XCX released a new song Thursday titled “5 in the Morning.” The track is the pop star’s first new solo music since last year’s Pop 2 mixtape. “5 in the Morning” is as sleek as its accompanying artwork.

The singer platformed her stardom via guest vocals on two smash hits: Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” and Icona Pop’s “I Don’t Care.” More recently, XCX collaborated with Cardi B for Rita Ora’s “Girls.” The track was met with criticism from queer artists who felt Ora exploited bisexuality. In an interview with Rolling Stone, XCX apologized for the track, stating, “I think that’s something we can all do: we can all learn from this conversation.”

XCX released Sucker, her last full album, in 2014. The pop star has indicated that she intends to release new material throughout the summer—“You’re gonna be so fucking sick of me,” XCX joked on Twitter—though there’s no word on whether fans will get a full album anytime soon.

XCX is currently on tour with Taylor Swift and Camila Cabello as part of Swift’s Reputation Stadium Tour. Check out her duet with former Vampire Weekend multi-instrumentalist Rostam Batmanglij right here and listen to “5 in the Morning” (plus a 2012 XCX performance from the Paste archives) below.

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