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Charli XCX, Lorde ‘Work It Out’ on the ‘Girl, So Confusing’ Remix

“One day we might make some music/The internet would go crazy,” sang Charli on the original ‘Brat’ song

Charli XCX and Lorde

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Charli XCX surprise-released a remix of Brat‘s “Girl, So Confusing,” her song dedicated to Lorde, alongside the “Supercut” singer herself.

Earlier on Thursday, Charli used the now-coined Brat wall to announce the collaboration, by having a pair of painters write Lorde’s name on a white wall. To say the least: the girls and gays were gagged. After the announcement, Charli posted a snippet from the song to her private 360_brat page, where Lorde can be heard singing, “Well honestly, I was speechless when I woke up to your voicemail when you told me how you’re feeling, let’s work it out on the remix.”

On the original track, Charli sings about her overthinking, insecure tendencies around her “awkward,” frenemy relationship with a fellow singer, whom she doesn’t “have much in common” besides being two of the internet’s favorite artists.

“People say we’re alike/They say we’ve got the same hair/We talk about making music/ But I don’t know if it’s honest,” sings Charli in the track’s pre-chorus before she repeats the refrain, “It’s so confusing, sometimes, to be a girl.”

In the second verse of the song, Charli references Lorde’s “Team” lyric — “I’m kind of over gettin’ told to throw my hands up in the air” — and sings to Lorde, “You’re all about writing poems, but I’m about throwing parties/Think you should come to my party and put your hands up.”

After listening to Brat, fans quickly learned the song’s lyrics were likely friendly after Lorde was spotted attending Charli’s album release party in New York City. Charli also remixed Lorde’s song “Green Light” during her Party Girl DJ event in Mexico City Wednesday night.

The new track follows Charli’s release of a deluxe version of the album, titled Brat and it’s the same but there’s three more songs so it’s not, last Sunday. The new version of the LP included songs such as “Hello goodbye,” “Guess,” and “Spring breakers.”

“On Brat, she stays out later and goes harder than ever before,” reads Rolling Stone’s review of the album. “And while she’s spinning around on the dance floor she’s also spiraling out in her head, digging deep into the types of insecurities and fears reserved for the comedown the morning after.”

From Rolling Stone US