“Stay Away” and “Nuclear Seasons” justifiably elevated the stature of English singer Chali XCX in 2011, and she’s started this year in similarly impressive form. “Valentine” is being given away free for Valentine’s Day, but this isn’t some hastily assembled cash-in (can a free track be a cash-in? Probably not). Instead, this is another impeccably assembled pop track, full of overlapping synth lines of an ‘80s vintage and Charli’s inimitable vocals. This is lighter than her previous work, appropriately considering the occasion it’s celebrating, but it bodes well for her forthcoming album, which her Facebook page assures us is due in the not-too distant future.  [via Disco Naivete]