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Aussie singer CXLOE has today dropped her new single, 12 Steps. The track tackles the taboo topic of addiction, a subject close to the singer.
The track is a continuation of the darker sonic sounds the singer is known for. 12 Steps, the eighth single release from CXLOE, was written from the singers own experiences and conceptually takes on the form of the steps within recovery programs. The song was co-written by Michael Pollack and produced by Andrew Wells and The Futuristics, and serves as the first release from the singers debut body of work, set to be released later this year.
“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 said. The singer has pledged all streaming earnings from the songs first week to Lifeline.
Alongside the release, CXLOE dropped the music video for the track. Directed and produced by Tia Thorne, the singer portrays the role of a young woman who after a big night out, is left battling the addiction that haunts her.
In a statement, the singer added “Addiction needs to be spoken about and not treated as a taboo topic. This song has been written from my experiences and I have the utmost respect for those battling addiction and thank those strong people in my life for letting me shine light on these topics.”
The track is not the only exciting news CXLOE shared today. The singer has revealed she has signed deals with with Sandlot Records and is in global partnership with AWAL Recordings.
Watch the video for 12 Steps below!
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help via the services listed below for your country:
AU - https://www.lifeline.org.au/
US - https://twloha.com/