Pop star Charli XCX misses “the ease and the fun” of her early days in the music business. The 30-year-old pop star began her career at warehouse parties and small clubs when she was still a teenager, and has confessed to missing the chaos of the early days.
The ‘Boom Clap’ hitmaker said: “When I was younger, I was always up for getting down and dirty. I miss the ease and the fun of those shows, for sure,” reports femalefirst.co.uk.
Charli has even made a concerted effort to recapture the feeling she had during her teens.
She told the BBC: “Five years ago, I used to request that my dressing room be trashed, like there’d just been a party in there. It was fun for about two weeks and then we were kind of just sitting in a literal mess.
“Now it’s definitely a lot more health-orientated backstage – Kombucha and echinacea tablets. Real rock star stuff.”
Charli’s stage shows have evolved markedly over the years.
And she’s now feeling much more confident about her dance moves.
The chart-topping star shared: “Now I’m 30, I realised I’d never learned a new skill and mastered it from the ground up.
“So, whilst dancing isn’t exactly a giant leap away from music, I really was not a good dancer at all, so I spent months and months learning and training.
“And I’m just really proud of myself for being able to start from nothing and end up with something that’s really cool.”
Charli also tried, and failed, to master another skill during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The singer explained: “I had a brief cooking phase in the lockdown. I’m afraid that didn’t really get past the beginner stages.”