Hear Charli XCX and Marina & the Diamonds Serve Up 'Just Desserts'

Two of pop's most promising team up for song, tour

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Hot on the heels of her solid debut LP True Romance, left-field popist Charli XCX is getting collab-happy (word to Kendrick). Last month we heard her team up with Danny Brown for the sharp-tongued "What I Like" remix, which accentuated all of the singer's more intimate assets as witnessed in the original song's video. But a brand new pairing with recent SPIN interview subject Marina & the Diamonds emphasizes Charli's resounding star power. The two are kicking off their joint tour tomorrow (May 2) in Seattle, but their studio collaboration is much more than a crass exercise in ticket-baiting. "Just Desserts" features a hefty, bounding beat that the two women weave in and out of with ease. Each sounds perfectly at home singing about the sweet revenge of watching a former lover suffer the same sort of heartbreak he once dealt to others. The song is available to stream and download below, followed by the details of their extensive tour.

Marina & the Diamonds with Charli XCX tour dates:

May 2 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo (Marina only)
May 3 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom (Marina only)
May 4 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom (Marina only)
May 6 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
May 7 - Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
May 9 – Las Vegas, NV @ Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan (Marina only)
May 10 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
May 11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Exposition Center
May 12 - Las Vegas, NV @ LAVO Nightclub (Charli only)
May 13 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
May 14 - Englewood, CO @ The Gothic Theatre
May 16 - Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
May 17 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
May 19 - Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
May 20 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
May 22 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
May 23 - Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
May 24 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
May 28 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
May 29 - New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage, Rumsey Playfield
May 31 - Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands (Charli headline)
June 1 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer (Charli headline)
June 3 - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall (Charli headline)
June 4 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa (Charli headline)
June 6 - Orlando, FL @ The Social (Charli headline)
June 8 - Miami, FL @ Grand Central Miami (Charli headline)
June 10 - Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre (Charli headline)
June 12 - Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe, Old National Centre (Charli headline)
June 13-16 - Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival (Charli only)

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