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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


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Dark-pop artist CXLOE has shared her new single, Soft Rock. Channeling notes of punk-rock and teenage emo days, the track navigates feeling heartbroken for the first time, and the rebellious rush that takes over in an attempt to soothe the pain.

Speaking of the track, CXLOE shares: "I wrote 'Soft Rock' with Eric Leva in Los Angeles in 2019. We wanted to write a throwback song dedicated to our 15-year-old selves going through our first heartbreak. We channel Kelly Clarkson, side fringes, iPods, low rise jeans and Paramore.

She elaborates further, "The song talks about my first heartbreak, where I desperately want to do something rebellious to ease the pain but I’m really just pathetically heartbroken and all I can bring myself to do is cry. It recounts my attempt at working through a breakup; putting on *soft* rock music, dying my hair, piercing my nose and every other cliche. It’s a facade and front I put on to convince myself I’m strong and totally over being heartbroken. It’s that one break up you have in your life where you’re actually not sure you will survive or ever get over the pain you’re feeling at that moment. Kind of like being left out of someone’s top friend list on myspace...but worse."

Following on from the release of her debut EP, Heavy Part I, the singer performed to sold-out crowds across Sydney and Melbourne, before joining The Veronicas on their Human V Godzilla Tour.

Soft Rock is out now! Listen to the song below.


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