Charli XCX and Lorde Reveal Honest Feelings on Emotional New Remix “Girl, So Confusing”

Charli XCX and Lorde address their complicated friendship in heartfelt “Girl, So Confusing” remix

Charli XCX and Lorde. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, STEVE GRANITZ/FILMMAGIC; MICHAEL KOVAC/GETTY)
Charli XCX and Lorde. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, STEVE GRANITZ/FILMMAGIC; MICHAEL KOVAC/GETTY)

Charli XCX and Lorde have decided to clear the air through music.

The two pop stars have collaborated on a remix of Charli’s song “Girl, So Confusing,” which originally appeared on her latest album Brat.

The remix, titled “The Girl, So Confusing Version With Lorde,” dives into their complex relationship, laying bare their feelings and misunderstandings.

In the original version of the song, Charli XCX, 31, sings about her doubts and uncertainties regarding a friendship with another musician, which many fans speculated was about Lorde.

Charli’s lyrics touch on themes of mutual suspicion and jealousy, encapsulated in lines like, “Yeah, I don’t know if you like me / Sometimes I think you might hate me / Sometimes I think I might hate you / Maybe you just wanna be me.”

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Charli XCX and Lorde – Girl, So Confusing Remix

The remix, released on June 21, features a verse from Lorde, 27, where she responds directly to Charli’s concerns.

The New Zealand singer reveals that she was unaware of how her actions had affected Charli.

“Well, honestly, I was speechless / When I woke up to your voice note / You told me how you’d been feeling / Let’s work it out on the remix,” Lorde sings, showing a willingness to address and mend their strained relationship.

Lorde goes on to explain her side of the story, admitting that her own struggles contributed to the distance between them. She confesses to having canceled plans due to feeling “lost in my head” and dealing with body image issues.

“Cause for the last couple years / I’ve been at war with my body / I tried to starve myself thinner / And then I gained all the weight back,” she reveals, providing a glimpse into her personal battles.

These candid admissions from Lorde shed light on why she might have seemed distant or unreliable to Charli.

Lorde and Charli XCX in Los Angeles in August 2014. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, KEVIN MAZUR/MTV1415/WIREIMAGE)
Lorde and Charli XCX in Los Angeles in August 2014. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, KEVIN MAZUR/MTV1415/WIREIMAGE)

She continues, “I was trapped in the hatred / And your life seemed so awesome / I never thought for a second / My voice was in your head.”

Here, Lorde acknowledges that her own insecurities made her unaware of the impact she was having on Charli.

In a reflective moment, Lorde discusses the defensive mechanisms she developed during her childhood, which still affect her interactions today.

“She believed my projection / And now I totally get it / Forgot that inside that icon / There’s still a young girl from Essex,” she sings, recognizing the layers of misunderstanding between them.

As the song progresses, the two artists come together to sing the rest of the track. Lorde makes a heartfelt declaration, “I ride for you, Charli,” before the final chorus, signaling a commitment to their friendship despite the ups and downs they’ve faced.

Lorde. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, JOSEPH OKPAKO/WIREIMAGE)
Lorde. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, JOSEPH OKPAKO/WIREIMAGE)

The remix not only provides fans with a deeper understanding of their relationship but also showcases the strength and vulnerability of both artists.

Charli and Lorde have been compared throughout their careers, often for their similar looks and the timing of their rise to fame.

This remix offers a rare glimpse into how those comparisons and their own insecurities have played a role in their complicated friendship.

Charli XCX recently opened up about her feelings towards Lorde’s success in an interview with Rolling Stone UK. She admitted to feeling “super jealous” of Lorde’s hit song “Royals” back in 2013.

“You piece all this stuff together in your brain, like: ‘She was into my music. She had big hair; I had big hair. She wore black lipstick; I once wore black lipstick,'” Charli said. “You create these parallels and think, ‘Well, that could have been me.’”

Despite these feelings of jealousy, Charli has also expressed admiration for Lorde’s work.

Upon the release of Brat earlier this month, Lorde praised the album in an Instagram Story, writing, “Charli just cooked this one different. So much grit, grace and skin in the game.

Charli XCX. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, ROBYN BECK/AFP VIA GETTY)
Charli XCX. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, ROBYN BECK/AFP VIA GETTY)

I speak for all of us when I say it’s an honor to be moved, changed and gagged by her work. There is NO ONE like this bitch.”

The remix of “Girl, So Confusing” is a testament to the power of music as a medium for expressing and resolving complex emotions.

Through their collaboration, Charli XCX and Lorde have shown that even the most tangled friendships can be untangled with honesty and communication.

Fans of both artists are likely to find the song both moving and relatable, as it touches on universal themes of friendship, insecurity, and reconciliation.

News Source: PEOPLE Magazine

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