14 (Charli XCX album)

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14
Studio album by Charli XCX
Released 2008 (2008)
Recorded 2006–07
Genre Indie pop, electronic
Label Orgy
Producer Darren Bazzoni
Charli XCX chronology
14
(2008)
Heartbreaks and Earthquakes
(2012)
Singles from 14
  1. "!Franchesckaar!"
    Released: 18 August 2008

14 is an unreleased studio album by English recording artist Charli XCX. Though it was never commercially released, a limited number of promotional copies were distributed.

Background[edit]

At the age of 14, XCX was granted a loan by her parents to record her first album, which became 14.[1] In early 2008, she began posting songs from the album, as well as numerous other demos, on her official MySpace account. This caught the attention of "this guy Chaz", who was running numerous illegal warehouse raves in London, which became her first true gigs.[2] She also created her own record label, Orgy Music, with Martin Hayter, and released two singles in late 2008, "!Franchesckaar!", and double A-side "Emelline"/"Art Bitch". Whilst "touring", she was signed to Atlantic Records.[3]

Promotional copies were issued of 14, but it was never officially released commercially. XCX has frequently expressed her distaste for her music of the time, going as far to call it "gimmicky dance tracks" and "fucking terrible MySpace music".[2][4]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."!Franchesckaar!"Charlotte Aitchison3:28
2."Lucy"Aitchison3:49
3."Chas's Song"Aitchison3:21
4."Leave Me"Aitchison4:13
5."I'll Teach You a Lesson"Aitchison3:09
6."Machines"Aitchison3:15
7."Supermodels and Holiday Stunners"Aitchison2:31
8."Watch the Rain"Aitchison5:06
9."Live Life"Aitchison3:56
10."Neon Fashion and Glowstix"Aitchison4:38
11."Mauritius"Aitchison4:27
12."Alcoholic"Aitchison2:41
13."Yet Again"Aitchison2:31
14."14"Aitchison3:56
Total length:51:01

Personnel[edit]

  • Charli XCX – lead vocals (all tracks); performer, writer, cover design.
  • Darren Bazzoni – producer (all tracks); drums (track 2)
  • Melissa Elsey – photographer
  • Richard Miller – artwork

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