'How I'm Feeling Now': Charli XCX drops quarantine album, fans say 'it's simply perfection'
Charli XCX has released her new album 'How I'm Feeling Now' on May 15. The new full-length is her fourth which follows the last studio album 'Charli' and is the first to be produced DIY by the artiste while under Covid-19 quarantine.
The British pop songstress announced the album on April 6 and said it would be conceived and produced entirely DIY style amid the coronavirus pandemic. "I’m gonna use this isolation time to make a brand new album from scratch. The nature of this album is gonna be very indicative of the times, just because I’m only gonna be able to use the tools that I have at my fingertips to create all music, all artwork, videos, everything. In that sense, it will be very ‘DIY.’ I will also be reaching out to people online to collaborate with, and I’ll be keeping the entire process super open. she noted at the time. She has been transparent on its creative process, letting fans vote on various aspects of the album, and has released two singles prior to its release: 'Claws' and 'Forever'.
Fans on Twitter are hyped over 'How I'm Feeling Now', sharing much love for the singer and her new creation. On Charli's Twitter announcement, with the caption "just birthed an album," fans responded with "So proud of you <3 it’s so f**king good" and "You just birthed the album of the year actually." One fan wrote, "ITS SO AMAZING + IT MAY BE YOUR BEST YET.... thank you so much charli ilysm" to which another responded with "period." One fan said, "It’s simply perfection."
Fans described Charli as "iconic" (in all caps) and "pop savior." Other comments included, "it’s a masterpiece," and "Thank u for the music, u magnificent LEGEND! No one does it like you, we luv u" and "You always deliver queen."
Just before the album's release, Charli shared a video on Twitter, recapping the final week of production. The 90-second clip opens with Charli addressing the camera. “I just finished an all-nighter session," she said. "It’s eight days until the album comes out, and I’m really pushing myself to the limit. I think it will be worth it,” she added. We also see a mix of clips of her working on the record as well as her day-to-day life under lockdown. The video ends with an impromptu in-bed photo shoot that yielded the final album art.