CXLOE is a singer-songwriter based in Sydney, Australia. Not too long ago, she released a stunning music video for her “Swing” single alongside an appealing debut EP.

CXLOE – “Swing” music video

“‘Swing’ is about my ever-changing emotions. Like a pendulum, I swing. As a creative, I often feel too much and this can be very debilitating.” – CXLOE stated

The stunning music video was directed by Femme TV, the team behind CXLOE’s “Heavy” video. The song “Swing” contains a relationship-based narrative, pleasing vocals, and harmonious melodies. Also, the likable tune possesses melodic instrumentation flavored with a contemporary pop vibration. 

CXLOE – “12 Steps” music video

“‘12 Steps’ is about addiction. Addiction runs in my family and I’ve always wanted to tell my story in a way that felt comfortable to me and those around me. The song mirrors the steps of the program through the eyes of a toxic relationship. I’ve spent time over the years becoming familiar with the program and think it is as important to treat unhealthy, toxic relationships with the same attention. Whether the addiction is to alcohol, food, shopping, or a person, it all comes back to pain. And that’s something I can relate to, seeking something or someone to mask pain.” – CXLOE stated

12 Steps’ sees CXLOE addressing the inhibitive and often taboo subject of addiction. A subject achingly close to her own heart, she pledged her first week of single sales to Lifeline.

CXLOE – “One and Lonely” music video

“I spend the majority of the year away from my partner, and it always weighs on me heavily. This song talks about the endless flights and sleepless nights away from each other and how heavy this feeling is. It’s about the loneliness of being away from the one you love.” – CXLOE explained

CXLOE – “Heavy” music video

“The song talks about a relationship that was once light and full of love but now carries too much weight to handle. I feel this extreme switch with a lot of things in my life and most of the time it’s self-sabotage. Another beautiful trait of mine.” – CXLOE explained

 “Plans”

“‘Plans’ is about having no plans, finding your soulmate, and discovering comfort and contentment in doing nothing together.” – CXLOE explained

“Creature”

“‘Creature’ is a song about how inherently animalistic we are and how hard it is to fight habits  that make us feel whole.” – CXLOE explained

The six above-mentioned tracks speak to either one of the personas—CXLOE or Chloe—and have allowed the young artist a chance to understand herself more fully. Each track has toppled into the next somewhat organically to ultimately produce what we are gifted with today, CXLOE’s debut EP, entitled, “Heavy, Pt. 1”, released via Sandlot Records/AWAL.

“Heavy, Pt. 1” EP

CXLOE - “Heavy, Pt. 1 cover

“Having my debut EP ‘Heavy, Pt. 1” out in the world is so exciting and therapeutic for me as an artist. I have been working on these songs over the past couple of years and I finally feel after years of self-reflection, that they each individually represent such an important part of myself.” – CXLOE stated with excitement

‘Heavy, Pt. 1’ finds CXLOE defining herself both personally and artistically with the adoption of dual experience. The project showcases two distinct personas—CXLOE and Chloe. CXLOE is characterized by darkness, complexity, depth, sharpness, and extremes. While Chloe is warm, organic, vulnerable, wholesome, and stripped-back. By establishing these personas, CXLOE/Chloe has offered herself acceptance and permission to be complex and multifaceted, with a hope that others feel inspired to do the same.

“It’s nice to finally let these internal battles and struggles go and celebrate the fact that these struggles make me who I am.” – CXLOE stated 

“I wasn’t exactly writing these songs with an EP in mind. But when I look back I can see that all of them have a similar tone and message. They all felt quite ‘heavy’ and I knew it was the right time to release my first body of work.” – CXLOE explained

On the EP, CXLOE teamed up with co-writers Michael Pollack, The Futuristics, Trey Campbell, Kito, Casey Smith, and Boyboy to name a few. Also, she enlisted Andrew Wells across production (Halsey, Bebe Rexha) with Michael Freeman adding mixing finesse to the final product.

CXLOE

CXLOE press photo

Since releasing her debut single “Tough Love” in 2017, CXLOE has delighted fans, media, and tastemakers across 10 singles including “Low Blow”, “I Can’t Have Nice Things”, “SICK”, and “Show You”. She boasts writing credits with the likes of Andrew Wells (Bebe Rexha), Sam Farrar (Maroon 5), The Futuristics (Selena Gomez), MAG (Bebe Rehxa, Zara Larsson, Astrid S), BOYBOY, Louis Schoorl (5SOS, Charlotte Lawrence), Justin Tranter (Julia Michaels) and Ross Golan (Ariana Grande) to name but a few.

To date, CXLOE has amassed more than 35 million streams, five million of which come directly from the USA. Also, she has received international attention on global playlists including 49 global New Music Fridays on Spotify and covers of Front Left on Spotify and The A-List Pop and Future Hits on Apple Music.

We recommend adding songs from CXLOE’s “Heavy, Pt. 1” EP to your personal playlist. Also, let us know how you feel in the comment section below.


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