‘I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls’ – Charli XCX and Rita Ora to release lesbian love song
Charli XCX is following up her hit gay anthem Boys with a much-needed lesbian version.
Boys debunked a host of damaging male stereotypes, particularly in its ingenious video, which reversed the classic tropes of the medium.
Instead of scantily clad women dancing around the artist, men were put on display instead.
And predictably – and wonderfully – enough, her new same-sex single will be called Girls.
There’s no doubt about its sapphic nature, either.
Just like Halsey and Lauren Jauregui’s proudly bisexual love song, Strangers, this new tune will involve its singers explicitly glorying in sapphic love.
Charli XCX collaborates on the track with fellow British singer Raye, as well as Kosovan singing sensation Rita Ora.
The chorus consists of the trio singing: “Sometimes I just wanna kiss girls, girls, girls,” leaving little room for doubt.
Charli XCX chimes in with a rap which goes: “You know I tamed it, and then I named it.
“I put the lion in the cage and then I laid with her all night.”
The three women then chant: “She getting down with me” repeatedly, which is brilliant representation for all women who love women.
And Ora revealed that the song will soon be released to the public in an interview with The Guardian.
It was debuted at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in May, but the singer indicated that it will also be a future single, before explaining what the song meant to hear.
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She said it “represents freedom of speech of being able to love whoever you love, no matter what colour, race, sex, size, and being able to celebrate each other as females.”
Bring it on, Rita and Charli.
Watch the first performance of the song below: