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03 July 2022

Charli XCX: “Everybody Wants To Just Party To This Song”

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Charli XCX and Tiësto have spoken to Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1 about their new song, Hot In It, which was released last week.

Charli told Lowe what it was like to get the call from Tiësto, “I was so honoured when I got the call, to be honest, because I feel like we’ve been in each other’s ether for many, many years and nothing’s ever quite happened, but I’m so happy that we waited for this song because it truly is an anthem. And every single one of my friends, my friends from back home in Essex, my edgy, cool friends in LA, all ends of the spectrum, my mom, everybody wants to just party to this song. It’s back to my roots.”

Charli went on to talk about how she tested the song on her taxi driver, “I feel like my preferred style of singing is something that’s like a little more rhythmical that feels like it could be a part of the track anyway. So when Tiesto sent me this original idea where like the hot in it element was in there, it felt like very me. And so I was in Houston on tour and I went to a studio there and I wrote my parts and it was the first time that I sang it out loud and it just all fit together so well. And when I was going back to the venue, I just made the Uber driver drive around Houston and just play it on repeat. The Uber driver was into it. He was like, ‘Hey, I think this is going to be big.’ And I was like, ‘Thanks.'”

And Tiësto told Lowe how the collaboration came about. “I was dying to work with Charli for years and like she said, it never happened. And every time I thought, “No, I have something” or she sends or her team send me something and we’ve been so close to many times. So finally I can put you off my bucket list. It’s amazing. And yeah, the song came together. The original was just a sample, low male vocal and it just didn’t sound as good. And then she re-sang everything and it sounds incredible.”

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