The worst part about snippets of new music is when the song fails to live up to expectations when you’re met with the full thing. Luckily, Charli XCX’s new single, “After the Afterparty,” doesn’t fall victim to that here, as the complete version of the track is everything that the snippet was and more.
Set to be included on her upcoming album slated for release in the near future, “After the Afterparty” kicks off Charli’s new era with a bang. The mid-tempo jam includes an anthemic chorus supported by infectious verses, and it’s arguably the most straight-forward pop song that Charli has ever delivered in her career. What sets it apart from her usual material the most, however, is the feature from rapper Lil Yachty. Chock full of Auto-Tune, Lil Yachty proves he’s no one-hit-wonder with a solid, catchy guest appearance.
“After the Afterparty” is going to make a beeline straight to the top of the charts, and it’s no surprise why after just a one listen to the addictive single. Having worked with prime pop producers and songwriters like BloodPop, Noonie Bao, and Stargate for the new album, it seems like the single is merely just a teaser for what is to come in the world of Charli XCX.