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’.