Charli XCX teams with emerging Atlanta rapper Lil Yachty on her new track “After the Afterparty,” the first single from the British singer’s upcoming third LP.
“Make sure you play it on repeat at your Halloween ragers this weekend, it’s a real spooky banger,” XCX wrote of the song, her first release since her Vroom Vroom EP in February. “After the Afterparty” is available to stream or download on all major digital services.
“I’m hangin’ on my best friend’s couch and my clothes are all on the floor / I got glitter in my underwear like it’s Studio 54,” Charli sings on the cut. “I can’t remember why I love it, but I need it baby, clap, bring on the encore / Let’s pour another drink, the glasses go [clink] / Yeah, we’re always up for one more.”
The verses coast along an infectious piano melody before the big, boisterous chorus kicks in, with XCX proclaiming she has “RiRi on repeat,” a nod to the party-starting prowess of Rihanna’s catalog.
The Lil Boat rapper drops by midway to add some life to the festivities. “The party just ended but I’m not done with you / My folks are out of town, we got a crib with a view,” Lil Yachty rhymes.
While “After the Afterparty” is the introduction to XCX’s next record, the singer did not provide any additional details regarding her next release, the follow-up to her breakthrough 2014 album Sucker.