The New Charli XCX 'Famous' Video is Basically an Episode of 'Black Mirror'

By Matt Hill on at

Bishop's Stortford's finest, singer-songwriter Charli XCX, has a new single out called 'Famous'. Now, if you're not into Billboard 100-topping British alt-pop 22-year-olds who support Katy Perry on tour, that probably wouldn't typically blink on your radar too hard. But fronting her latest teen-pop nugget is a darkly gadget-prodding horror straight out of Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror series.

Full of emoticon over-sharing, cash-demanding pop-ups and the most genuinely unsettling "batteries dying" sequence since Batteries Not Included, the excellent video, directed by Eric Wareheim of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Good Job! fame, turns a catchy tune into a cautionary tech tale. It does for dying phone batteries what Ring did for TV static.