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Charli XCX Makes Amsterdam Go ‘Boom Clap’ in New Video

Charli XCX, "Boom Clap," video

It’s about time for Charli XCX to have a huge hit under her own name. If it happens with “Boom Clap,” the fault — or, more accurately, credit — could lie with new movie The Fault in Our Stars. The mastermind behind Icona Pop’s “I Love It” is currently atop the Billboard Hot 100 as the scene-stealer on Iggy Azalea’s The New Classic single “Fancy,” but this “SuperLove”-worthy electro-pop burst sees her back on her own. The video goes between colorfully doodled-around shots of the British singer wandering through Amsterdam and dramatic footage from the film, which has a soundtrack that also features Lykke Li’s downcast “No One Ever Loved.” If “boom clap” is “the sound of my heart,” as the True Romance-r belts out here, she shouldn’t be alone in that particular cardiac condition.