There is a tide of exciting new recordings on movie soundtracks crashing in this month.
We’ve got Pharrell, Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lemar holding it down on the Amazing Spider-Man 2 OST, Ellie Goulding and co. handling their business on Divergent, and Charli XCX and the likes of Birdy and Lykke Li for The Fault in Our Stars soundtrack.
‘Boom Clap’ is the soundtrack’s lead single and it’s decidedly a good one, given Charli‘s knack for making petulant ear-pulling pop.
It has all the signature moves of a Charli XCX track: 80s-style heavy reverb in the chorus and hard-hitting drums over a bed of synths.
Watch the lyric video for Charli XCX‘s ‘Boom Clap’:
It’s still nothing on the level of her past singles like the incredible ‘You (Ha Ha Ha)’ and ‘SuperLove’ but it’s got enough kick to keep her fans satisfied until another EP or album rolls out sometime in summer.
Word is, the girl has been in the studio with Vampire Weekend‘s Rostam Batmanglij and Rivers Cuomo from Weezer. It’ll be interesting to see how her artistry evolves with these guys in the mix.
There’s plenty of Charli going around lately too – she’s featured in Iggy Azalea‘s latest single ‘Fancy’, which came complete with a video paying homage to the iconic 90s film Clueless.