Maintaining a rush of momentum from critical acclaim, rising streams, and a growing profile, CXLOE uncovers her new single “I Can’t Have Nice Things” today. The Sydney-born dark-pop songstress exclusively debuted the track via Billboard. A danceable bass line, neon synths, and finger-snaps reverberate beneath her breathy vocals on the track. It ultimately slips into the hashtaggable and catchy refrain, “I can’t have nice things.” Penned by Oskar Sikow, CXLOE, and J Kash [Maroon 5, Charlie Puth] the track spotlights her emotionally charged lyricism and dynamic vocals over production from Oscar Sikow and Andrew Wells [Meghan Trainor].
“‘I Can’t Have Nice Things’ is an unfortunate mantra I’ve found myself living by,” CXLOE admits. “I wrote it right after ‘Show You’. It feels like the perfect follow-up as it shows the consequences of my impulsive actions. I drew a lot of melodic inspiration from Joni Mitchell. You could say it’s my inner child speaking through my adult self. When I was younger, I’d always end up dropping or damaging precious or breakable items. Now, I always seem to find a way to sabotage things that mean the most to me like relationships, family, friends, and career. It’s a valuable lesson that I can’t have nice things.”
“I Can’t Have Nice Thing’s” follows up her 2018 breakthrough “Show You.” The latter has clocked nearly 7 million Spotify streams. It also sets the stage for more music to come very soon. This month, CXLOE returns down under in order to support Maroon 5 on the Red Pill Blues World Tour in Australia. Full itinerary and tickets are available at www.cxloe.com.