Ms. XCX and Lil Yachty rub elbows with the undead in the freshly released promo for the SOPHIE-produced cut “After the Afterparty.” The track hasn’t diminished in woozy pop thrills in the days since its release and now it comes with Pepto-splattered off-kilter visuals as a bonus. Director Diane Martel revisits the creepy visual style of her “We Can’t Stop” video for Miley Cyrus, but opts for a more minimalist take this go around. Well, as “minimalist” as a zombie with a can lodged into their skull can be.
“thank u of course @lilyachty for being a part of this song and being such a nice cool person to collaborate with musically!” shared Charli XCX in an Instagram post trumpeting the debut of the “After the Afterparty” clip.
🍾🌹💕 AFTER THE AFTERPARTY VIDEO DROPS TODAY 💕🌹🍾 before it comes out i just wanna say thank uuuuuu so much to all the amazing people who were involved in creating not only the video, but also the song, the artwork and the whole entire xcx world!! thank u of course @lilyachty for being a part of this song and being such a nice cool person to collaborate with musically! to @twinkleswinkle – i'm so happy we finally got to make a video together after all this time!!! @lisa_tv for being my snapchat coach/friend and genius stylist and @agcook404 for being my hype man/24 hour party person/creative direcor. Also shout out to @lukeshuman (queen of fonts and basically everything in my life rn) @bradleyandpablo (queens of artwork), @nikitakesh (queen of casting), kimi selfridge (queen of bts) @evebarlow (queen of interviews), THE ENTIRE CAST (incredible people I enjoyed bubble bathing w u guys), @raye @eyelarx Fred Gibson, Stargate, Sophie (for creating this song with me) and anyone else who I've forgotten I love you all and thank you!!!!!!!!! Enjoy the video Angels 💖
This single’s arrival beckons exciting things for Charli XCX’s third studio album. The full-length, still without an official title, is currently due out in May 2017. “It’s going to be the most pop thing, and the most electronic thing I’ve done,” remarked the popular recording artist in a chat with i-D. We’re excited.