Her newer music is anything but juvenile, mashing together apocalyptic dourness with an aerobic, pulsing dance feel that is both explosive and invigorating — Charli’s sonic transformation reflecting her own inner evolution. “When I was younger I just replicated things around me,” she says. “On the album, there’s two kinds of clashing sounds, this dark mystical sound and then this heavenly upbeat glittery thing, and I wouldn’t have that without finding out what kind of person I am.”

Charli XCX + St. Lucia | Brighton Music Hall, 158 Brighton Ave, Allston | August 1 @ 8 pm | 18+ | $17.50 | 617.779.0140 or ticketmaster.com 

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