Get ready to cut the toxicity out of your life! A week after supporting the launch of a single from her favorite new band Nasty Cherry, Charli XCX just dropped a thrillingly contagious beat of her own, “Cross You Out,” featuring Sky Ferreira's edgy vocals. Following the release of “Gone” and “Blame It On Your Love” (ft. Christine and the Queens and Lizzo respectively), this latest song marks the third single from the iconic pop futurist's upcoming album Charli and continues to highlight a confident new era.
“Sky, I’m so happy this collaboration has happened,” Charli said about the new track in an Instagram post. “I’ve always been a fan of your music and your vision. You are unique and brilliant.” Produced by the pop star’s longtime friend A.G. Cook and Lotus IV, this eye-opening ballad certainly showcases the compatibility of Ferreira’s brilliance and Charli’s melodic cadence.
The duo left it all out there on this track, singing from the depths of their own emotional turmoil and making a powerful sound out of some not-so-pretty situations. "Cross You Out" is “about leaving some pretty traumatic people from my past behind me,” Charli continued in the post. Charli and Ferreira aren’t sugar-coating anything while they cross out some toxic people. Instead, they’re making the best of a bad situation and moving on in the best way they know how. It’s refreshing, it’s cathartic, and it’s so real.
Charli drops on September 13, and with an already impressive collection of released songs from the new roster, anticipation is high for whatever honest concepts and dynamic collaborations arrive next. The pop vocalist will also embark on a nationwide tour starting in September following the release of her new album, so you can experience "Cross You Out" and other powerful bops live.