Charli XCX has revealed that she “stormed out” of a meeting with her record label because they tried to make her more “real”.

During an appearance on Dazed‘s A Future World podcast (via NME), Charli explained that her label bosses pressured her to post photos with her dogs in an attempt to relate to fans.

“There is this quest at the moment for authenticity within all art, but particularly in music. There’s this stigma of, ‘They don’t write their songs, they’re not real,'” she said.

“I think that transferred to the way labels wanted artists to be on social media. I remember having a meeting with my record label where they were like, ‘We just need you to post every Tuesday about your flaws and maybe you could post some pictures with dogs’,” she said. “I stormed out. I was like, ‘This is fucking ridiculous!’ It was crazy. That’s not real.”

Despite her frustration, Charli went on to admit that TikTok has had a “positive” impact on the industry.

“You can really see the impact of viral TikTok songs on the Grammys and the charts and that’s great,” she said.

“The thing I love about it is that it’s dictated by the kids and what they find and gravitate towards themselves rather than what they’re force-fed.”

In other news, Charli has released a slew of new music over the last few months.

Not only did Nasty Cherry, the band she mentors, share a Charli-written song called ‘Her Body’, but she also released ‘Spinning’, the first track from her new supergroup with No Rome and The 1975.

On top of that, she recently revealed that she has joined forces with Tove Lo to work on “the best music ever”.

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“@tovelo and i have been out in Palm Springs writing songs together for a week (tested and safe) and we been making the best music ever!!!!! excited for u guys to hear things,” she wrote on Instagram earlier this month.

For more on this topic, head over to the Pop Observer.

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