This Is Our Jam: Charli XCX, “I’ll Never Know”

For a singer whose music is consistently referred to as “goth pop,” “I’ll Never Know” might just be Charli XCX’s sonic version of Goths In Hot Weather.
The result of a recent Redbull Catwalk studio project with designer Fred Butler, the track has Charli XCX’s patent, sultry vocals — somewhere between Pat Benetar and Robert Smith — wrapped around a bouncy steel-drum track. Nevermind the connection between an energy drink, a pop star, and an accessory designer, the resulting “I’ll Never Know” feels hot enough to melt Charli XCX’s trademark black eye makeup right off. Everyone loves a trip to the beach, right?

Charli XCX
"I’ll Never Know"

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