Yesterday, we compiled a list of 10 Unexpectedly Awesome Cover Songs, but if Charli XCX would’ve performed this INSANELY AMAZING cover of “I Want It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys one day earlier, we would’ve had to turn it into a Top 11 list.
Charli XCX takes pop up a notch, working with Brooke Candy (of Grimes‘ “Genesis” fame) and a slew of beats including stuff from How to Dress Well, Art of Noise and Jakwob. For starters, she’s British and some people call what she does “goth-pop” — whatever that means. All I know is that her stuff is moody and danceable: a rarity to be sure. Super Ultra is exactly that, and Charli just wants people to be happy:
I guess that’s all just personal shit though. I don’t want people to be sad when they listen to SUPER ULTA… I want them to be happy, and I want them to dance. No one dances in this town anymore.
So do her a favor and dance while you check out Charli’s newest mixtape and download it (for free!) on Soundcloud: