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Charli XCX Gives Fierce Face On Cover of Seventeen

CHARLI XCX IS ON THE COVER OF SEVENTEEN’S DECECMBER/JANUARY ISSUE
On newsstands on November 25th!

Who knew Charli XCX could give good face?! Well she does on the cover of Seventeen magazine. She gives a pretty fun interview too. Check out the highlights below.

Via Seventeen magazine:

Charli XCX on what her plans are for her music career:
“I’m going to build an empire. I’m always writing for someone else. I want to be someone who has her fingerprints all over the pop charts.”

On what it means to be ‘cool’:
“When you’re growing up I think there’s this idea that the coolest people are the ones who are really rude and feverish. But I’ve come to realize that isn’t cool. I think the best people are the ones who are just as nice and fun. This is really cheesy, but you only have one life – why spend most of it pretending to be cool?”

On how she defines her style:
“I don’t make punk music—I make pop that’s inspired by elements of punk. For me, as a person, am I punk? In the sense that I do what I want and I enjoy going against the norm, I suppose I am.”

She got her start when club promoters heard her first song, Dinosaur Sex and she started performing at raves:
“My parents knew and would actually come with me. So it was like a weird attempt at rebellion that turned into a family outing. But these were like real, full-on raves and there were lots of drugs and stuff. My mum was kind of freaking out, but they would stand at the back and watch me perform from afar. It was kind of strange, but also cool that they wanted to be a part of it and they were looking out for me.”

Photo Credit: Ben Watts