Charli XCX arrives today with her Vroom Vroom EP. The project is executive produced by SOPHIE and features the title track, “Vroom Vroom,” her Hannah Diamond collaboration, “Paradise,” and a Pulp Fiction-sampling record that Zane Lowe premiered earlier this week on Beats 1. Charli debuted “Secret (Shh)” shortly ahead of the EP's full release. The song is the greatest sonic surprise on the four-track EP and combines grime production with contorted trap elements to deliver a seductive, genre-warped end product that might offer the greatest hint at the singer's future musical direction.
The EP arrives only days after Charli XCX announced the surprise EP and her new record label, Vroom Vroom Recordings. She has already signed RIVRS and CuckooLander as the first two artists to the label and described them as “two artists who have so much intelligence, pop sensibility and potential – they know what they want and both have great vision.” Charli is also the latest artist to receive her own show on Apple Music. It's called the Candy Shop and will debut on Beats today at 3:00 p.m. (EST) and will feature Vroom Vroom collaborators SOPHIE and Hannah Diamond as the first guests. Stream Charli's new EP below.