"Boys" sees XCX working with Jerker Hansson (Zara Larsson) and Cass Lowe (Snakehips) - it's the second "official single" from her third record, which is out in 2018. The video is directed by XCX herself with Sarah McColgan (Kendrick Lamar).

"'Boys' is my favourite music video I've ever made," XCX says. "I just wanna say a big thanks to all the boys involved, for totally embracing and understanding my vision and being excited by the concept p.s. no boys were harmed in the making of this video."

Full "Boys" cast:

  • Aminé
  • Barns Courtney
  • Brendon Urie (Panic! At The Disco)
  • Bring Me The Horizon (Oli Sykes)
  • Buddy
  • Cameron Dallas
  • Charlie Puth
  • Chromeo
  • Cobra Snake
  • Connor Franta
  • Dan Smith (Bastille)
  • Denzel Curry
  • Caspar Lee
  • Diplo
  • D.R.A.M.
  • Fai Khandra
  • Flume
  • A G Cook
  • Frank Carter
  • G-Eazy
  • Jack Antonoff (Bleachers)
  • Jack Guinness
  • Jay Park
  • Jay Prince
  • Joe Jonas
  • Joey Bada$$
  • Kaytranada
  • Khalid
  • Liam Fray (The Courteeners)
  • Mac DeMarco
  • Mark Ronson
  • Max Hershenow
  • Mic Lowry
  • MNEK
  • One OK Rock
  • Poet
  • Portugal. The Man.
  • Prince & Jacob
  • Riz Ahmed & The Swet Shop Boys
  • Sage The Gemini
  • Shamari Maurice
  • Shaun Ross
  • Shokichi
  • Spector
  • Stormzy
  • They
  • The Fat Jew
  • Hurts
  • The Libertines (Carl)
  • The Slaves (Laurie)
  • The Vamps
  • THEY
  • Tinie Tempah
  • Tom Grennan
  • Tommy Cash
  • Tom Daley
  • Ty Dolla $ign
  • Vance Joy
  • Vampire Weekend
  • Will.i.am
  • Wiz Khalifa

XCX has been collaborating lots lately, joining forces with Mura Masa, Whethan, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and producer Yasutaka Nakata, and Blondie in recent months, plus recruiting heaps of major names for her Number 1 Angel mixtape. She also recently revealed that an album with PC Music boss A.G. Cook was finished.

Read Renaissance Woman, our longread interview with Charli XCX.