SINGLE REVIEW: Charli XCX feat. Lizzo – Blame It On Your Love

Earlier this week Charli XCX and Lizzo announced that they were coming to save pop music and we all believed them. After all, a collaboration between these two pop music innovators could only be thought as epic. Instead what they deliver is severely disappointing. ‘Blame It On Your Love’ is a glorified, water downed. reggaeton meets pop remix of ‘Track 10’. It is well known that ‘Track 10’ is highly regarded by her “Angels” as her best song in her back catalogue, so why she thought it was a good idea to re-attempt this track is beyond me. To try sweeten the deal, she’s attempted to distract them by adding Lizzo to the track and get her to add a playful verse with a couple of quotable lyrics. “I’m tryna catch millions, I ain’t tryna catch feelings bitch!”. But firstly her verse is way too short and it feels like a last minute addition rather than a collaboration. And secondly, with the idea of a Charli XCX and Lizzo collaboration I expected something a little more colourful, bolder and sassier. Instead this is a watered down pop song for radio. It’s Charli’s attempt to make her best song a radio smash but in the process she’s just enraged all her longterm fans who have proudly waved the flag for ‘Track 10’. In retrospect, ‘Blame It On Your Love’ isn’t a bad song but it doesn’t do ‘Track 10’ justice and doesn’t live up to the hype that the idea of a Lizzo and Charli collaboration created.