Charli XCX shared three songs from her new mixtape, Number 1 Angel, out March 10th. The British pop star discussed the project on MistaJam’s BBC Radio 1 show, while “3 AM (Pull Up),” “Dreamer,” and “Lipgloss” can be heard in the audio clip from the show at 3:50, 9:19 and 16:22, respectively.
“3 AM (Pull Up),” a collaboration with Danish singer MØ, is a bubbly synth pop track about late-night texts and the throes of a so-bad-it’s-good relationship that eventually transforms into a proper kiss-off. On the bombastic mixtape opener “Dreamer,” Charli XCX trades verses with rising rapper and songwriter Starrah and previous collaborator Raye (co-writer of “After the Afterparty”). And “Lipgloss” is a glitchy bubblegum tune featuring an outrageous guest appearance from Chicago MC Cupcakke.
Number 1 Angel follows Charli XCX’s 2016 EP, Vroom Vroom. She’s also at work on the proper follow-up to her 2014 album, Sucker. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Charli XCX spoke about her new album and continuing to work with members of the PC Music collective.
“Sophie [ak.a. Samuel Long] is pretty involved,” Charli XCX said. “There are some classic Sophie moments, and we reach the dip-into-the-club-at–4 a.m. kind of zone, but the thing about him is that he’s also an incredible pop producer. So there’s him doing pop really well on the album. And A.G. Cook is my creative director now. I was just like ‘Hey, do you want to be my creative director?’ He was like ‘Yeah, cool.’ We talk every day about, like, nail-polish color or whatever like two gal pals. It’s pretty great.”