Charli XCX took advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic to start therapy.
The I Love It singer – real name Charlotte Aitchison – revealed in an interview with Refinery29 that she found speaking to a professional “really helpful” and hopes to take some of the lessons she learned from it. into the new normal.
“I started therapy at the start of the pandemic. And it was sort of timely and very lucky that I was able to do that; it was really helpful,” she said. “I was definitely saying to myself, okay, I have to bring a lot of this practice to life when the world goes back to how it’s going to come back, but I already feel like it’s slipping away.
“I know a lot of my friends feel the same way, like I made these big plans, how I’m going to change my behavior and live my life differently. And I’m trying, but it looks like it won’t last. “
The 29-year-old is gearing up for a new musical era, with the arrival of new single Good Ones on September 2. This follows his lockdown project, How I’m Feeling Now, which was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize last year.
“I’m just very interested in ultimate pop music, and the whole album is very different from How I Feel Now,” she revealed. “I’m exploring what it means to be a pop star on a major label in a not very current way. And it’s really fun for me.”
She is also the host of BBC Radio 1’s new podcast, Best Song Ever, which features guests such as Mark Ronson, Addison Rae and Christine and the Queens.