Australia’s newest pop queen CXLOE is back with ’12 Steps’, a scintillating pop nugget with a darker heart.
That darker heart is also a deeply personal one; ’12 Steps’ deals with the struggle of 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,” CXLOE explains. “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.”
The music video (below), shot in Melbourne, follows along the same theme, as a young woman comes to terms with her own addictions during a night on the town.
She’ll make you think, she’ll make you feel, she’ll make you dance. CXLOE’s a superstar.