1. Stay Away
2. Stay Away SALEM Angel remix
Eighteen year old Brit sensation-in-the-making CHARLI XCX released her single ‘Stay Away’ on May 16th through forward-thinking indie label This is Music (Mujava; “Township Funk”, Boy 8-Bit’; “Baltic Pine”).
Born and raised in Bishop’s Stortford, Charli has recorded and performed throughout her teens, coming up through the East London warehouse rave scene, but this release marks a musical shift. With inspiration springing from Kate Bush, David LaChapelle, Justice, Patrick Wolf, James Bidgood, Hercules and Love Affair, Charli’s music explores the darker, more emotive and subversive side of pop.
Co-written and produced by Ariel Rechtshaid (Glasser, Diplo), “Stay Away” is as knock-you-to-the-floor as introductions come. It combines all the majestic bluster of the 80s with distinct post-millennial production. It’s an epic and heart-wrenching song about ‘unrequited love and being tainted by someone so you can’t be around them any more’.
Available to purchase on 12 inch vinyl, the digital package also contains a heady array of remixes: Witch House originators Salem, hyped West London producer T.Williams and a massive rave remix of new track “Jungle” from Bristolian producer Phaeleh.
‘Stay Away’ is only the first taste of things to come. You will be hearing much more from this young and very talented lady in forthcoming months. Watch this space.