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Hear Giorgio Moroder and Charli XCX's new song Diamonds

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American Music Awards | Celebrating her long-awaited elevation to full pop-star status, Charli XCX took the stage appropriately dressed as a prom queen for a version of ''Boom Clap''…
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Everyone should strive for second acts like Giorgio Moroder. The disco king was revitalized after his inclusion on Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, and now he’s angling himself to conquer summer with a string of collaborations with rising pop stars. Take “Diamonds,” his pairing with Charli XCX. It has to compete with the Sia-featured monster that is “Déjà Vu,” but “Diamonds” is somehow more charged, energetic, and head-bob worthy, as a robotic voice chants the title in the background. Cooly enough, the singer told Rolling Stone she had written this song when she was a teenager and was “surprised” when Moroder wanted to work together. 

He also dropped “Don’t Let Go” with Mikky Ekko, an anthemic cut that features the typical pop trope of the slow build and dazzling finish.

Dan Curwin