Charli XCX Assembles an All Star Pop Trio for 'New Shapes'

Charli XCX Assembles an All Star Pop Trio for 'New Shapes'

Charli XCX is back with a new single off her highly anticipated studio album, Crash, set to arrive March 18. Following September's "Good Ones," Charli has joined forces with her "demonically talented" friends Christine and the Queens and Caroline Polachek for "the most exquisite" track, "New Shapes."

Ominously describing the forthcoming LP as "the fifth and final album in my record deal...," Charli teased Crash's long list of collaborators including A. G. Cook, George Daniel, Deaton Chris Anthony, Lotus IV, Oscar Holter, Digital Farm Animals, Rina Sawayama, Ian Kirkpatrik, Jason Evigan, Justin Raisen, Ariel Rechtshaid, Ilya, Oneohtrix Point Never, Jon Shave and Mike Wise — all of whom, according to Charli, "will all remain locked in my basement forever."

The last time Charli and Christine joined forces resulted in one of the most perfect pop songs of the past decade, AKA "Gone." Add Caroline into the mix, and expectations for "New Shapes" were fairly high. Thankfully, the single has no issues stepping up to the challenge with bright flashy synths and a soaring chorus, as all three C's take turns flexing their finely honed pop chops.

Listen to Charli XCX's "New Shapes," below, and head here to pre-order Crash, before signing up for ticket pre-sales for the artist's European and North American tour.

North American live dates:

March 26 - Fox Theatre - Oakland, CA

March 29 - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR

April 1 - The Observatory North Park - San Diego, CA

April 3 - The Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA

April 6 - Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO

April 8 - ACL Live at The Moody Theater - Austin, TX

April 9 - House of Blues Houston - Houston, TX

April 10 - House of Blues Dallas - Dallas, TX

April 12 - Orpheum Theater - New Orleans, LA

April 13 - The Eastern - Atlanta, GA

April 15 - The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC

April 16 - The NorVa - Norfolk, VA

April 18 - The Fillmore Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA

April 20 - House of Blues Boston - Boston, MA

April 22 - Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, NY

April 23 - Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, NY

April 25 - Massey Hall - Toronto, ON

April 26 - Royal Oak Music Theatre - Royal Oak, MI

April 28 - Palace Theatre - Saint Paul, MN

April 29 - Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom - Chicago, IL

European live dates:

May 13 - Olympia Theatre - Dublin, Ireland

May 15 - O2 Academy - Glasgow, UK

May 17 - Victoria Warehouse - Manchester, UK

May 18 - O2 Academy - Birmingham, UK

May 19 - Alexandra Palace - London, UK

May 21 - UEA - Norwich, UK

May 22 - O2 Academy - Sheffield, UK

May 23 - Rock City - Nottingham, UK

May 25 - Trianon - Paris, France*

May 27 - La Madeleine - Brussels, Belgium*

May 28 - TivoliVredenburg (Ronda Hall) - Utrecht, Netherlands

May 30 - Astra - Berlin, Germany

May 31 - Carlswerk Victoria - Cologne, Germany

June 2 - Primavera - Barcelona, Spain

June 4 - Fabrique - Milan, Italy

June 7 - La Riviera - Madrid, Spain

June 9 - Primavera - Barcelona, Spain

Photo courtesy of Atlantic Records