Charli XCX isn’t so DIY anymore. No, now she has flaming cars, fireworks and, like, majestic horses and stuff in her videos.
The new video for “White Mercedes”, one of the more intimate ballads from her tremendous album, Charli, is exactly what you’d expect the neo-pop artist would make with a big music video budget. Much like the album, it’s beautifully orchestrated chaos that quickly jumps between extremes—like how she wears a ten foot-long pink prom dress while riding on top of a lifted truck doing donuts.
It all weirdly makes sense, though. XCX’s maximalist cyber-pop tracks, at least in our opinion, deserve to be played over a backdrop of horses, cranes and explosions. Watch the video above.