Charli XCX and BTS Team Up on a Song… For a Video Game?

Curated via Twitter from W magazine’s twitter account….

That same day, the pop star and collaborator par excellence premiered a new song with Troye Sivan—months after their first partnership on “1999”—at the inaugural Go West Fest in Los Angeles, California, aptly titled “2099. ” (In teasing that song, she also hinted at a new album to come. ) Before that, there was the Spice Girls sort-of-cover “Spicey” with Hervé Pagez and Diplo, and “Blame It On Your Love,” a sort-of-rework of standout “Track 10,” from Pop 2, featuring Lizzo.

Pop Super Powers BTS and Charli XCX Team Up on a Song… For a Video Game? “BORED SO I’M GONNA DROP A SONG TOMORROW & END THE WORLD,” Charli XCX blasted on Twitter Thursday. “R U READY ANGELS?

A frothy, synthetic bilingual track (they worked with Stargate, the Norwegian producers known for their work with Rihanna, Beyoncé, Carly Rae Jepsen, and others), it’s part of the soundtrack for “BTS World,” the band’s forthcoming video game.

But while Halsey gets second billing in the song—Stereogum, for example, described her role as a “cameo”—Charli’s pretty much on equal footing with the band; it’s her vocals that open the song and that join with BTS members Jin, Jimin, and Jungkook during its chorus.

Pop Super Powers BTS and Charli XCX Team Up on a Song… For a Video Game?

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