Words by Matthew Buckley
Image by Tom Black
Rising Australian Artist CXLOE dropped her new single, ‘One and Lonely’ today. CXLOE’s expertly woven lyrical vulnerability within the track’s nocturnal beat gives way to the entrancing echoes of the refrain, ‘You’ll always be my one and lonely, one and lonely.’
‘One and Lonely’ is CXLOE’s second single taken from her works set to be released later this year.
‘One and Lonely,’ like much of CXLOE’s music to date tackles some of the artists very own, and very personal burdens. CXLOE was kind enough to share her thoughts on her new single
“’One and Lonely’ is all about loneliness. I spend a 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. I know I can be too much sometimes, and this song touches on these elements of push and pull that I put my partner through. ‘You’ll always be my One and Lonely’ is probably one of my favorite lines off the whole EP. It captures love and sadness in a matter of words.”
‘One and Lonely’ dropped on the heels of CXLOE’s recent addictive single ’12 Steps‘. Having amassed over half a million streams, it has garnered widespread critical praise, Idolator called it an “addiction-themed banger.” Following the premiere, Complex UK applauded, “It’s always striking when a pop singer or musician writes an ear-stickingly catchy song about something dark, especially something like addiction or substance abuse, and that's exactly what Australian singer CXLOE has done with her new single ‘12 Steps.’”
“Epitome of sad girl music, but backed with a bass so strong that you can't help but set your feelings to the side and just dance.” - Refinery29
CXLOE co-wrote ‘One and Lonely’ with Trey Campbell, Sam McCarthy and Jessica Porfiri and enlisted the production prowess of Sam McCarthy [Kids of 88 and Goodnight Nurse]. Standing as her ninth single to date, ‘One and Lonely’’ is one of the first to be revealed from a debut body of work due for release later this year.
The massive amount of support and critical acclaim has seen CXLOE go on to receive airplay and coverage from triple j, all pop-leaning commercial radio stations across Australia and across global titles such as Billboard, Complex, Nylon, CLASH, V Magazine, Idolator, The Line Of Best Fit, LADYGUNN, Refinery29, NME, VOGUE Australia, and countless more.
After a strange start to a year filled with early promise, with a fire in her belly and a hell of a lot to say, the back half of 2020 is shaping up to be quite momentous for CXLOE. Check 'One and Lonely' out!