Charli XCX Releases ‘Barbie’ Song ‘Speed Drive’

    Charli XCX has shared her contribution to the soundtrack of Greta Gerwig’s Barbie. Listen to ‘Speed Drive’ below.

    “i’d always played with barbie whilst i was growing up but my first proper life changing barbie experience was when i went on a cruise ship holiday with my parents at the age of 4 (lol),” Charli wrote on Instagram last week.”there was a talent competition on the boat and i begged my parents to let me enter. they were certain i’d get on stage and crumble especially as all i wanted to do was sing aqua’s ‘barbie girl’ a capella, on my own, no musical backing track or anything. i did my hair in pigtails and wore my favorite tartan skirt and sang the song on a huge empty stage whilst my parents freaked out, getting ready for me to have a total breakdown – but apparently i was fine, i just got up there and sang my little heart out and won the whole thing. i’d always loved the escapism my barbies provided me with and its kind of a full circle moment to be a part of this soundtrack and movie. so thank you so much mark and greta for having me.”

    Barbie the Album, which is out July 21 – the same day the film hits theaters – features previously released songs by Dua Lipa (‘Dance the Night’), Karol G (‘Watati’), PinkPantheress (‘Angel’), and the Nicki Minaj/Ice Spice collab ‘Barbie World’.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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