U.K. singer-songwriter Charli XCX is making her mark in the the U.S. with thunderous love track "Boom Clap." Her song contribution to the film The Fault in Our Stars is currently sitting within the top 10 on iTunes' music store.
Charli XCX has been putting out music since the release of her EP You're the One in 2012. She followed that up with her debut album True Romance, which dropped last year to critical acclaim. While making noise in Europe with her own music, Charli is most known in the U.S. for her features on other artists' songs. She first hit the top 10 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart last year with Icona Pop's "I Love It," a raucous dance track she wrote for the duo. Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," another song that Charli features on and co-penned, put the singer-songwriter on the map when it hit no. 1 on Billboard this year. With American eyes on her once again, Charli is looking to strike some success of her own with the single "Boom Clap."
Charli XCX is already off to a good start with "Boom Clap" sitting in the top 10 of iTunes' music chart as of June 8 while "Fancy" occupies the no. 1 spot. The surge in sales for "Boom Clap" can be attributed to this weekend's wide release of the movie The Fault in Our Stars, which opened at no. 1 at the U.S. box office with $48.2 million in ticket sales. Charli penned her new track for the film's soundtrack.
Over a wave of synthesizers, Charli XCX details an out-of-this-world romance on "Boom Clap." Her quirky lyricism shines when she sings, "You're the glitter in the darkness of my world." While tender on the verses, Charli really clobbers her lover with affection on the thunderous chorus. Some heavy percussion kicks in as she yells, "Boom clap / The sound of my heart / The beat goes on and on." It's only fitting that Charli XCX finally makes an impact of her own in the U.S. with a song appropriately titled "Boom Clap."
"Boom Clap" is now available on iTunes via The Fault in Our Stars soundtrack. With growing sales, the single should debut on Billboard's Hot 100 chart next week, marking Charli XCX's first solo entry. As her star burns brighter in the U.S., Charli should be heating up the touring circuit soon in the U.S. Be sure to check out her artist page on AXS.com for any tour updates or ticket sales.