Only in Tokyo; there’s really no other way of describing the Shinjuku District’s “Robot Restaurant,” which is basically like a Blade Runner-based cabaret, only not the least bit bleak, from its life-sized neon tanks to its see-to-believe mix of music, animatronics and many, many examples of just how delightfully, indescribably strange the Japanese people are beyond their polite, otherwise peaceful demeanor. (In America, this kind of thing would come off as creepy; in Tokyo, however, it’s the absolute essence of sheer campiness.) So no, the video for Charli XCX’s new “SuperLove” single—taken from the singer’s as-yet-untitled second album—is not staged. It’s a real deal take over of a space too over-the-top to make up in a music video.
Check it out below, along with some tour dates and our recent Charli XCX interview…
Charli XCX tour dates:
9/27 London, England – Wembley Arena *
9/28 London, England – Wembley Arena *
10/5 Vienna, Austria – Waves Vienna Festival
10/27 Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful Festival
10/29 Portland, OR – Star Theatre !
10/30 Seattle, WA – Neumos !
11/1 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s !
11/4 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre !
11/6 Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern (early show & late show) $
11/8 Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar $
11/9 Toronto, Ontario – Wrongbar $
11/11 Montreal, Quebec – Sala Rosa $
11/12 Boston, MA – The Sinclair !
11/13 New York, NY – Irving Plaza !
11/16 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall !
11/18 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge $
11/19 Atlanta, GA – Vinyl $
11/20 Orlando, FL – The Social $
11/22 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s $
11/24 Austin, TX – The Parish
11/25 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
11/30 London, England – O2 Academy Islington
* with Paramore
! with Kitten & LIZ
$ with Kitten & TWIN iDol