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21 July 2019


by Alice May

Charli XCX & Christine and the Queens: “Gone” - 4 mins 09s

A collaboration between Chris (emerging from Christine and the Queens) and Charli XCX can only be a good thing... and 'Gone' proves the point.

The track shows them to be a Wendy and Lisa for the 21st century: this is a Prince-tinged funk-pop siren call to the LGBTQ community. Yet while it's about self-doubt and the relentless grind of pressure in the spotlight, director Colin Solal-Cardo's promo imbues the pair with a confidence based as much on self-reliance as it is eroticism.

We've always been fans of Héloïse Adelaïde Letissier - 'Chris' - and over time have grown to admire Charli XCX too for her focus, inventiveness and attitude. Solal-Cardo has perceptively picked up on their individual strengths and created a clip in which insecurity isn't something to be ashamed of - it's just an emotion to be expressed like any other.

Film Production: Friend London Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Colin Solal-Cardo
Producer: Amber Felix / Oliver Whitworth
VFX: Electric Theatre Collective Ⓟ Ⓦ
Colourist: Luke Morrison
Compositor: Sarah Crux

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