"If you've got a song called "Boys," why put a bunch of random dudes in the video when you've got a contact list stuffed with celebs? That's exactly what Charli XCX did for her new song and video, which features brief cameos from Joe Jonas, Diplo, Wiz Khalifa, Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, Mac DeMarco, D.R.A.M., Jack Antonoff, Mark Ronson, Ty Dolla $ign, Charlie Puth and loads more. "NO BOYS WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THIS VIDEO " she writes in the message below the YouTube video.
According to a label rep, the song is the second single from her forthcoming third official album — but that story in itself is complicated. The prolific singer released her sophomore effort, "Sucker," late in 2014 and in the intervening years has released an EP ("Vroom Vroom"), a mixtape ("Number 1 Angel") and what is considered the first single from that third album, "After the Afterparty." She also wrote two songs on Blondie's recent "Pollinator" album, appears on the Mura Masa LP and launched her own record label, also called Vroom Vroom.
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 08: Singer Joe Jonas of DNCE performs at Staples Center on July 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
AUBURN HILLS, MI - JUNE 24: Joe Jonas of DNCE performs during the Revival Tour at The Palace of Auburn Hills on June 25, 2016 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 11: (L-R) Jack Lawless, Joe Jonas, Cole Whittle and Jin Joo Lee participates in DNCE Hits 97.3 Live Session on June 11, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Thaddaeus McAdams/WireImage)
NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 02: Singer Joe Jonas and guitarist JinJoo Lee of the band DNCE performs during Selena Gomez in concert at The Prudential Center on June 2, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Brian Killian/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 02: Joe Jonas of the band DNCE performs live on SiriusXM Hits 1's The Morning Mash Up at SiriusXM Studios on June 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: (L-R) Musicians Jack Lawless, JinJoo Lee, Joe Jonas and Cole Whittle of band DNCE visit Music Choice on June 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 22: (L-R) Musicians Jack Lawless, JinJoo Lee, Joe Jonas, and Cole Whittle of DNCE attend the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Lester Cohen/BBMA2016/Getty Images for dcp)
CARSON, CA - MAY 14: Singer Joe Jonas of DNCE and actress/singer Hailee Steinfeld perform at 102.7 KIIS FM's Wango Tango 2016 at StubHub Center on May 14, 2016 in Carson, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
CARSON, CA - MAY 14: Singer-songwriter/musician Joe Jonas attends the 102.7 KIIS FM's Wango Tango 2016 at the StubHub Center on May 14, 2016 in Carson, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)