Charli XCX takes the pop world by storm

Dan Curwin

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True Romance,” her new album, which is technically her second but sounds like a debut, has generated a healthy dose of buzz. Like Solange’s “True,” it’s the unusual pop record that’s aimed at a mainstream audience while still appealing to indie fans. As a bonus, Charli, whose given name is Charlotte Aitchison, also co-wrote “I Love It,” the hit song by Icona Pop, the Swedish electro-pop duo who are also on the rise.

“I feel like the whole time I was writing this record, I knew it was coming together, but I never really clicked with it until I wrote this song called ‘Stay Away,’” says Charli, who plays at Great Scott on Saturday.

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