By Courtney E. Smith
In Charli XCX‘s new video for “Drop That Kitty,” which has guest spots for Tinashe and Ty Dolla $ign along with Charli’s kitty crew, she makes dropping it down low look like an experience everyone has to have.
The video is as L.A. as it can be, from gold-plated bikes to Dolla $ign cruising in a drop-top to the rows of palm trees that flash by behind Charli as she dances down the boulevard.
Tinashe, meanwhile, is straight-up channeling Chili from TLC circa 1998 for her dance-break under a concrete highway overpass; another typical L.A. sight. But the eye is pulled away from her magical gold chains and to the back-up dancers, who are also members of the kitty crew. It’s the kind of surrealist eccentricity that Charli specializes in, and she nails it.
Watch the full clip below.
Charli XCX’s latest album Sucker is out now.