Although her audience was eagerly awaiting the release of Sucker next month, singer Charli XCX announced via Twitter that the album will be pushed back to December 16 from its original launch date of October 21.
She also was quick to jump in and stop rumors in their tracks, reassuring fans that her third album is definitely on its way.
it's all COOL nothing's WRONG the albums DONE but it's just no one really knew boom clap would do as well as it's doing….
— CHARLI XCX (@charli_xcx) September 22, 2014
Charli XCX cited the longevity of the single “Boom Clap” as reasoning behind the delay.
The song, which was included on the soundtrack of summer blockbuster The Fault in Our Stars, initially debuted at No. 62 on the Billboard Hot 100, but rose to No. 10 on that chart and earned the No. 1 slot on the Pop Songs radio airplay chart at the beginning of September (she remains in that position this week). With a chart topper already in place and a combined 14 million sales worldwide for “Boom Clap,” “Fancy” and “I Love It,” there might not be enough cause for Atlantic to give the new record an aggressive push at the moment.
Watch the video for Sucker’s second single “Break the Rules” below to tide you over in the meantime: