Charli XCX’s “Crash” is a high-pop voltage overload. And that’s a great thing. The lead-off to a brand new album (of the same name) detonates the senses with sticky fructose, the addictive variety that seizes with abandon. “I’m about to crash into the water / Gonna take you with me,” she promises over jolting syncopation. You know what’s about to happen, but you don’t care. You just roll with it.
Listen to “Crash” below.