Charli XCX's latest album is called "Charli." We talked to her about her career in pop music and more.

Charli XCX's latest album is called "Charli." We talked to her about her career in pop music and more.

Singer, songwriter and British pop diva Charli XCX got her start playing raves and dropping demos on her MySpace page.

She got a record deal in 2010 and broke into the mainstream, with a featured role in 2014’s “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea.

Despite her mainstream success, Charli insists that she’s still firmly in the underground. Her devout fan base and the mainstream press alike have referred to her as “the future of pop” — though her sound is already influential.

As Bobby Finger writes for Pitchfork:

“The gays know her face, even when it’s obscured by sunglasses. They, or shall I say we, are a big part of Charli’s fiery and devout fan base, and love to support an inventive pop underdog whose music rarely scales the charts but is ubiquitous in all their safe spaces.”

We chatted with Charli about her latest album, her relationship with her fans and what being the future of pop means to her.

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