Pop / PC Music / 2020 / Warner
Recently, Charli XCX announced through its social networks that it was preparing a new album for quarantine. She stated: “I’m going to use this isolation time to make a brand new album from scratch.” and “I’m only going to be able to use the tools I have at my fingertips to create all music, all artwork, all videos… everything — in that sense, it’ll be very DIY”. She also announced that her new album, how i’m feeling now, will be released on May 15th. The first single from his fourth album is called “Forever” and is another beautiful futuristic piece of Charli’s discography.
The music starts troubled with a cacophony that more intrigues than bothers. In addition to the electronic and futuristic instruments that are clearly an evolution and an improvement of what Charli presented in her last album, we have more autotunes in the voices making it look like Charli is in the middle of a robotic choir. However, unlike the songs that feature this in their production, the Charli robot from “Forever” has feelings and emotions. This is clear thanks to the lyrics that are well written all worked around lyric and vocal layers. In the letter of the future, XCX talks about how she still loves the guy but knows that it won’t last: “I’ll love you forever / I know in the future (future) / We won’t see each other”. The most negative point ends up being the fact that the track takes a little while to be able to engage at a cool pace, but after it engages, it takes off.