Ever wondered what Charli XCX would sound like on the early-year hit that was Julia Michaels’ “Issues”? Wonder no more.

The Charli XCX stronghold has been leaking over the past few days, with the majority of her highly anticipated third studio album – tentatively titled XCX3, leaking online yesterday. Amongst the glorious PC-pop bangers such as Girls Night Out leaking was a snippet of Charli’s demo of the Julia Michaels track.

The track was originally penned by Michaels and handed to Charli to release – a move that Charli has recently been gravitating towards, releasing music solely written by other artists is a shift from her previous works which she was heavily involved in the craftsmanship. However, Julia snatched the track back from Charli at the last minute, realising the mistake she was making letting go of this hit – and it was definitely the right move, with Issues planting Julia on the radar of the pop universe.

Luckily for us, we can have a sneak peek at what could have been… Take a listen to it below.


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