Pop visionary Charli XCX has confirmed that she is forming a supergroup with The 1975 and Dirty Hit signee no rome.
Charli took to Twitter earlier today to confirm that the collaboration, which was first teased 18 months ago, is finally coming to fruition. “v excited to be forming a supergroup with @no_rome and @the1975,” she wrote.
— Charli (@charli_xcx) February 28, 2021
Last month, no rome teased the collaboration with a tweet confirming that a song was “coming out sooner than u think”, with “the masters done and waiting on video cuts”.
just thought i’d share cos im gassed as fuck . life is a little weird rn but Hey Got some Lovin for Music xx
— rome (@no_rome) February 8, 2021
Rumours about a potential collaboration between Charli XCX and The 1975 have been floating in the ether since 2019. It 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 (schedules / touring – reasons like that, nothing bad).
“I would love to make music with them. Matty has great pop sensibility. He’s very smart.”
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!!”
When asked if Matty was set to feature on the track, he replied: “not sure yet but me and [No] Rome and George [Daniel, The 1975’s drummer and producer] produced”.