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Charli XCX And Carly Rae Jepsen's Orbits Align On 'Backseat'

The dripping synths that open Charli XCX's new mixtape sets a subdued mood for the absolutely guest-packed POP 2.
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and 's orbits have been circling for about a year now. Both are pop artists who restlessly seek out both outrageous and subtle sounds to shape their songwriting, and are loosely, the avant-pop production fun house that have been flexing more Top 40 treats while still mixing in plenty of weirdo tricks.

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