Watch Charli XCX’s New Shibari-Inspired Music Video With Christine And The Queens

So. Good.

Our Oyster 116 obsession Charli XCX is getting us way too excited for her new album, Charli, due out September 13. The singer, whose been teasing the album over the last few months, just released a new single, “Gone,” featuring Christine and The Queens. And while the song itself is amazing, just brace yourself for the music video.

Directed by Colin Solal Cardo, the vid sees Charli tied up in some Shibari-inspired bondage, looking like a total fox. Christine is also tied up, before the two break from their bondage and dance in the pouring rain.

Yeah, it’s that good.

As for the song, Charli said she’s “beyond proud of it,” adding that “it feels so true to me and to how I feel.”

“People seem to think I’m this consistently confident person,” she continued on Instagram, “but I’m shy and terrified quite a lot actually. This song really discusses those feelings of fear and anxiety and the frustrations that come in the aftermath of those emotions.”

Charli also touched about her feelings about confidence, and her drive for authenticity in her interview with Kim Petras for Oyster 116.

“I felt like I had to be cool and I didn’t really know who I was or what I thought was cool,” she said of her younger days trying to navigate the space between being a fan and a performer. “[…] Then as I got older, I realised that being cool — or what I thought being cool was, which was just being like nonchalant and quiet — is just so not who I am.”

“I really try to live authentically,” she continued. “We’re all going to die soon, anyway. So, I try not to stress too much about what clothes are going to look good on Instagram, or how people are going to react to my captions. I’d rather just go out and actually live.”

Preach.

Watch the “Gone” video below, and revisit our interview with Charli here. Oh, and don’t forget to order Oyster #116.

Image: YouTube

Latest

CXLOE Has All The Feels In Oyster #117

"I love to make things a little bit broodier... a little bit dirtier... and a little bit darker."

Clowning Around For Oyster #117

"What's the matter feeling like you don't fit in anywhere? How about fittin' that ass in with us?"