Charli XCX Shines on Giorgio Moroder’s Wubbed Out ‘Diamonds’

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Giorgio Moroder is gearing up for the release of his first solo album in 30 years, Déjà Vu, and it’s jam-packed with guest spots. The Italian producer has now revealed the Charli XCX-featured “Diamonds,” the latest collaboration to emerge from the forthcoming LP. Take a listen below:

Charli delivers a killer vocal over a bed of heavy, infectious beats, making the track an early frontrunner for our go-to 2015 summer jam. According to Rolling Stone, the English electro-pop powerhouse wrote the track a few years back, but it wasn’t until her work with Moroder that it was fully realized. “It was something I had worked on for my first record but couldn’t get quite right,” she said.

In addition to “Diamonds,” Moroder has already unveiled a string of his other Déjà Vu collabs, including the title track, featuring Sia; his “Tom’s Diner” cover with Britney Spears; “Right Here, Right Now” with Kylie Minogue; and “Don’t Let Go” with Mikky Ekko. Déjà Vu — which will also include songs with Kelis, Foxes and more — is slated for a June 16 release.

Charli recently described her solo work as a love child born of the Ramones and Barbie. “It’s like the Ramones and Barbie had sex… it’s loud, it’s in your face, but it’s like… pink and sassy too,” she told ASOS magazine. “It’s a big middle finger to all the people who thought that I’d get dropped or wasn’t a credible artist.”

“I’m stubborn and I have goals… I want to have my fingerprints all over radio forever, not necessarily me singing the songs… but wrting,” she continued. “I’ve set the bar very high for myself.”

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