As we all know, music is a major source of inspiration for other artists. If you listen to enough songs, you’ll find yourself drawing from what you like and creating your own new tracks!
A lot of people take inspiration from older songs for their newer ones, but how many times have you heard about someone taking influence from a popular song that they recently listened to?
That can be tricky, though, because as popular as a song may be, it can still be difficult to find or even buy. This is especially true if the song has been in fashion for some time now!
As an artist, you need to look at what styles are coming back into style and use those concepts to create new pieces. Looking beyond just the lyrics of a song can help you find new material!
In this article, I will talk about one musician who seems to inspire herself more than anyone else. Her music is so unique and she constantly revs up her creative engines by mixing and matching genres and sounds.
Her artistic approach really sets her apart and she continues to grow as an artist with every passing day.
After moving to London from South Africa at just 21 years old, British music producer and songwriter Charlie x (first name only) started creating her own style of hit songs. Her catchy bass-driven melodies have been featured in many other recordings since then!
In 2005, she released I Found You, an electro track that received significant radio play and inspired several covers. Since then, her music has appeared in various films and TV shows including The Divergent Series, Keeping Up with The Kardashians, and Grey’s Anatomy.
Her most famous work is arguably “Boys” off of Pop 2 by Ariana Grande. The lyrics tell the story of a girl who finds love with another person after leaving her ex behind.
The song was nominated for Best Song Written For A Motion Picture at this past year’s Academy Awards but lost out to Same Direction.
After signing with Atlantic Records at age 19, Charli XCX quickly became one of the most recognized artists in music. She launched her career as an indie artist before exploding into mainstream success.
Charli released her first album I Can’t Make You Love Me in 2012, which featured songs like “Boys” and “I Do What I Like (Wobble)". The song "Boys" was later remixed by Tiësto, who gave it his signature tune. He even named it after himself!
After launching her successful music career, Charli collaborated with some major names such as Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, MØ, Taylor Swift and others. Her collaborations have included feature tracks and remixes for their singles.
She has also sung several hit songs including Flo Rida's "Low", Katy Perry's "Bon Appétit", and Nick Jonas' "Cool.
After dropping her first album in 2016, Charli XCX quickly garnered attention for her infectious hit “Boys”. The track is an ode to all of the men in your life that you want to have sex with — and it’s pretty clear that Charli wanted everyone to know about it!
The singer has said that she wrote the lyrics to “Boys” while listening to Rihanna songs and thinking about what it would be like if she were singing them herself.
After the music video was released, Charli received even more recognition for her portrayal as the loose but hot girlfriend who wants to do everything with her guy. Many people compared her to Katy Perry’s character from her Music Video For A New Year movie clip, and many fans claimed that she was inspired by Perry’s look when he kissed her at the end of his own performance during MTV Europe’s Best Album Award show.
After she released her first song in May 2016, “Boys” (which is now considered one of the most famous songs of all time), things took off for Charli as an artist. Her music has been featured on popular TV shows such as The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and MTV's Dance Your Body Out.
She also appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show where she performed her hit single "Charlamagne" alongside rapper Jay-Z. Since then, she has collaborated with artists like Future and Gucci Mane, among others.
After moving to London, England in 2013, Charli XCX met her now fiancé at a house party. He was already famous for his music before she ever knew his name, but he would go onto achieve wider recognition under his stage name, Taylor Johnson.
His catchy song “Boys” quickly went viral back in 2014 and he is still very popular today. The two married last year in Italy!
After their wedding, Charli shared some of her own songs and videos on social media sites like YouTube and Facebook. Now, she gets featured on TV shows and commercials using either her first or second name only.
In May of 2017, Charli XCX took a month long vacation to Israel! She went with some friends and was featured in several magazines for her adventures while there.
Charli loves fashion so she shot many pictures looking into different stores and styles that are unique as well as classic.
Her favorite style is very classic but with an edge which is why people recognize her as such a popular artist. People also love her music because it is relatable and not too professional sounding.
She has had songs reach number one on the Billboard charts including “Boys” and her current hit “Million Dollar Time.” Both of these songs focus more on sex than anything else.
After her first big break as an artist in 2016, when she was featured on The Fashions of You by way of a music video featuring her hit song “Boys”, Charli quickly began to climb the ladder. Her infectious energy has helped her remain popular ever since!
Her knack for incorporating catchy lyrics into songs along with her fun style have made her very well-known. She is known not just for her music but also for her fashion choices and overall charisma.
After dropping off the radar slightly due to personal reasons in early 2018, Charli returned earlier this year with new music. Since then, she has been touring nonstop and staying busy at all times!
She released her second studio album, Vicious, which included the track "Pop That Bottle.
After dropping out of college, Charli XCX decided to launch her music career full time. In 2017, she gave birth to her daughter, Matilda. She then quickly launched her new solo project as an artist.
Her first album, The New Breed, was released in September that year. Since then, her music has received many positive reviews from both critics and her fans.
She is now one of the most well-known artists in the industry due to songs such as “Boys” and “Pop That Lock.” Many consider her to be among the top influencers in the genre known as synth pop.