After what feels like a Millenium of teasing, Charli XCX and The 1975 have finally joined forces on a collaborative single with Dirty Hit signee no rome, ‘Spinning.’
The house-indebted track was produced by no rome alongside The 1975’s George Daniel and Matty Healy. It’s a swooning, party girl number that has us itching to fall in love with a stranger on a sweaty dance floor. “Found you at four in the morning/Confidence soaring/Thought you moved onto a new thing/But you keep it revolving.”
This marks the second collaboration between The 1975 and no rome; the band previously jumped on no rome’s 2018 track ‘Narcissist.’
Check out ‘Spinning’ by No Rome featuring Charli XCX and The 1975:
Rumours about a potential collaboration between Charli XCX and The 1975 have been floating in the ether since 2019.
t was first teased during an Instagram Q&A with Charli, when she acknowledged that there were a number of collaborations that didn’t make the cut for her 2019 record Charli, one of which was with The 1975.
“I like DEEPLY love the 1975… I really wanted them to be a part of the new album. I went to visit them whilst they were in LA working on part of their record,” Charli wrote at the time.
“We spoke about songs and pop music and it was gonna happen for a minute but then it didn’t.”
Months later, during a Twitter Q&A, Matty Healy further stoked the collaboration rumours. “Charlie XCX is a fucking force. She wrote Pop 2 IN A WEEK and when she told me that I was a bit like ‘….erm yeah cool sure’,” he wrote.
“Sent her a beat at like 5pm yesterday,” Healy continued. “And woke up this morning to a HIT. A MONSTER TUNE!!”
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After eighteen months of will they/won’t they ‘Spinning’ has finally arrived. The collaboration actually came into fruition whilst The 1975 and Charli were in Sydney for their headlining appearance at Laneway Festival.
So it goes, Matty, George and Charli linked up in a studio together and played around with a beat that no rome had put together. It was during that session where the seeds of ‘Spinning’ were sown. You can check out a photo from the session below.
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