Nuclear Seasons

Album: True Romance (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • This was released as a single from British pop singer Charli XCX's debut album True Romance. The song was written by Charli with Justin Ralsen and co-written, produced, engineered and mixed by Ariel Rechsthaid. It was previously released on her You're the One EP.
  • The song was featured on a season six episode of Gossip Girl.
  • The album's title is taken from the 1993 film of the same name, which is sampled on "Velvet Dreaming" from Charli's Super Ultra mixtape. The singer told The Sun that she thinks the movie's main protagonist's "are two of the best romantic heroes ever."
  • Charli's birth name is Charlotte Aitchison. She told The Sun of the 'XCX' part of her stage moniker: "When I was younger, XCX was my MSN screen name and it just kind of stuck."
  • Charli explained the song's meaning to Artist Direct: "It's about being in a state of decay," she said. "It's like when you're caught in a space where you not sure what to do or where to go. You know you're there and lost. You know you have to survive and get out, but you don't know how. That's what it's about. I imagine that song in particular is really purple and hazy. When I think about that song, I imagine being in a field of lavender with purple clouds and stuff like that."

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