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Charli XCX discusses relationship between artists and fans after updating "Unlock it" title

03 May 2021, 11:41 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Charli XCX has spoken out on the relationship between artists and fans after receiving backlash for updating her "Unlock it" single title on streaming platforms.

Yesterday (2 May) Charli XCX updated her Pop 2 mixtape track "Unlock it" on streaming services, changing the title to "Unlock it (Lock it)", and some people weren't too happy with the update.

After replying to a Twitter fan account writing, "wow everyone’s so mad. its not that deep?", Charli XCX shared a few tweets about the relationship between artists and fans, calling it an "interesting one".

She wrote, "The artist fan relationship is a really interesting one. like, the reason one becomes a fan in the first place is because of an admiration for the artists unique point of view and choice of creative decisions and statements."

In a second tweet, Charli XCX continued, "But sometimes, somewhere along the way a sense of ownership over the artist develops.. i guess because there’s a true connection and understanding between fan and artist. a bond is formed. The fan defends and loves the artist and the artist loves and cares for the fan."

Charli XCX added, "But when the artist deviates creatively from what they’re known for, there is sometimes a sense of betrayal for some fans. But it’s just development. A good artist constantly evolves & challenges their audience, because they know their audience is smart enough to be challenged."

Last week Charli XCX remixed Bladee and Mechatok’s "Drama".
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