The highlight of SOPHIE’s night-closing set at PC Music’s POP CUBE event over the weekend was a series of three collaborations that the producer made with Charli XCX. We’ve known that these were in the works for a while, but the results are even better than expected. There’s definitely an intersection between SOPHIE’s bubblegum chaos and Charli XCX’s ’90s schoolyard attitude, and that’s exploited brilliantly on these tracks. They’re being given the names “Let’s Ride,” “Throw It Up,” and “Make It Right” for now, and “Let’s Ride” is the best of the bunch, a song of the summer in some warped alternate reality (or — who knows — maybe this one). It’s unclear exactly what these songs will end up being a part of, but I’m excited to hear the high-quality versions, because even though these live recordings are a little shoddy, they still shine. Listen below.
We’ll have a full review of PC Music’s POP CUBE event soon.