Charli XCX is to release her new album in May next year.

Charli XCX at KISS Haunted House Party

Charli XCX at KISS Haunted House Party

The 'Boom Clap' hitmaker has dropped lead single 'After the Afterparty' today (28.10.16) and has now revealed her hotly-anticipated third studio album will drop sometime that month.

Speaking about her album at the KISS Haunted House Party at London's The SSE Wembley Arena on Thursday (27.10.16), Charli exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "It's going to be out in May next year."

Asked what to expect from the follow-up to 2014's 'Sucker', she said: "My songs are club party songs that's the vibe."

Meanwhile, the pop beauty has been writing song's for Rita Ora's new record.

She said: "I love Rita. We've worked in the studio a few times she's great, she is an amazing person I love being around her."

Charli has teamed up with both of her longtime collaborators SOPHIE and Stargate for her third studio album.

The 'Doing It' singer said she got them together because she wanted to mix their different styles to make a record of "progressive pop music".

Charli feels it is important for artists to "shake things up" from time to time and has been incredibly inspired by some of her collaborators.

She previously said: "I think it always needs a shake up and I think multiple artists do that but I want to push it.

"I've been collaborating with people from PC Music so that's been very inspiring for me - the way they think about music and the way that they create music and transferring that into like a more pop realm is something that is cool and yeah, it's next level! I'm not really saying too much about it right now because I just want it to talk for itself. And it will."

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