Charli XCX thinks the music industry "uncreative".
The 22-year-old singer - born Charlotte Emma Aitchinson - debuted at the top of the UK charts in 2012 with 'I Love It', which she wrote for Icona Pop and has since sold more than 4.3 million downloads.
However, Charli has revealed that this success meant that record labels were demanding more angry hits from her in a bid to replicate these sales - something that she was adamant "wasn't going to be the case" if they forced her to be something she wasn't.
The 'Boom Clap' star said: "There were definitely some people who wanted me to be a certain way. But I think we all figured out kinda quickly that wasn't going to be the case. I developed an understanding with my record label early on I would do this my way or no way at all. I learnt that the music industry can become a really uncreative place when you have a hit, because people just want you to replicate that. People behind the scenes can change with the success of a song."
Charli also revealed that, despite writing about crashing cars into bridges and throwing s**t down the stairs in 'I Love It', she finds it very hard to pen lyrics if she's feeling mad.
Speaking to the Australian Daily Telegraph, she said: "I find it really difficult to write songs if I'm actually angry. If I'm furious it just ends up with loads of screaming."
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