Ever wondered what The Ramones would sound like if they were (all) alive today and also female? Wonder no longer, as Charli XCX is out with a new single off of her upcoming LP Sucker, and it's what she calls "future Ramones."
"London Queen," which premiered Monday (October 6) on Rolling Stone, definitely has shades of the Ramones' "Beat On The Brat" -- just listen to that driving beat and the cadence of the lyric in which Charli spits "with a baseball bat" (a line also found in the Ramones classic). And then there's all those "oi!"s.
The old-school punk rock vibe comes as no surprise, as Charli has said that her upcoming album was influenced by that genre. Still, the "Boom Clap" singer asserts her role in the new wave of female alt-poppers in the chorus of the jam, produced by Sky Ferreira collaborator Justin Raisen: "I never thought I'd be living in the USA/ Doing things the American way/ I never thought I'd be living in the USA/ Living the dream like a London queen."
Reign on, lady! Sucker drops December 16 -- but you can get more Charli below via her performance of "Break The Rules" today on "Big Morning Buzz Live."