#DGAF: Charli XCX delivers an anti-Back To School party anthem in new single ‘Break The Rules’


Charli XCX has a knack for timing. The 22-year-old British songwriter extraordinaire has dominated pop music’s summer playlists with two of her songs: first on her bratty collab with Iggy Azalea on certified jam “Fancy,” then on the solo tip with the rousing “Boom Clap,” off the Fault In Our Stars soundtrack.

Now that it’s mid-August and summer is winding down, however, our attention turns to the fall, and our beloved Ms. XCX is providing the hook in her new single “Break The Rules.” In it she gives us a rallying cry for the oncoming school year as she sings “I don’t wanna go to school/I just wanna break the rules.”

You can just see that shit scribbled on marble notebooks already.


The single is a bit more rocking then her previous electro-pop efforts, and is the lead cut off this October’s Sucker LP, the follow-up to last year’s True Romance. The album is officially out October 21 via Neon Gold/Atlantic Records.

“Break The Rules” premiered this morning via Buzzfeed.

“The song is inspired by a lot of the things I was listening to whilst in Sweden at the end of last year,” Charli told the website. “I spent about a month making a punk record and covering songs by Swedish punk bands like Snuffed By The Yakuza and stuff. This song was written when I came out of the other side of that punk phase and translated it into something more pop. Obviously, it’s about not giving a fuck.”


Hells yeah.