Australia's princess of dark pop CXLOE has fed the hungry bellies of fans globally by revealing details of her debut body of work. Titled Heavy, Pt. 1., the six-track EP will be released on Friday 16 October via Sandlot Records/AWAL. To commemorate the news, CXLOE has shared the title track of the EP 'Heavy', alongside a visual accompaniment.
With a total of 10 singles resting in her bow, the moment for a full body of work has finally arrived. Heavy, Pt. 1. sees CXLOE defined as an artist by the establishment of a dual experience - for both herself and the listener. Adopting two distinct personas - CXLOE and Chloe - she offers herself acceptance and permission to be complex and multifaceted, with a hope that others feel inspired to do the same. Across Heavy, Pt. 1., CXLOE is characterised by darkness, complexity, depth, sharpness and extremes while Chloe is warm, organic, vulnerable, wholesome, and stripped-back - both definingly her!
"For a long time I struggled with the two sides - I thought I had to choose one way or the other," she explains. "But as I've grown as a person and an artist, and in the process of creating my music and this EP, I've realised that both sides wouldn't function without the other." By juxtaposing the very different, often opposing sides of herself against and beside one another, the listener is invited to be absorbed into CXLOE, Chloe or to dance somewhere between the two. Underlying this definition hums a constant, gentle reminder and invitation to be perfectly okay with exactly who we are, as we are - even if it differs day to day.
On Heavy, Pt. 1. CXLOE has teamed up with co-writers Michael Pollack, The Futuristics, Trey Campbell, Kito, Casey Smith, Boyboy to name a few, and has enlisted Andrew Wells across production (Halsey, Bebe Rexha) with Michael Freeman adding mixing finesse to the final product. The result is a remarkable debut offering, rich in personal experience and acceptance. Sonically, the EP progresses the dark-pop sound CXLOE has become synonymous for. As CXLOE interprets, "it's dance-cry music".
Speaking to 'Heavy', the title track which lands, CXLOE explains,"'Heavy' is all about the feeling I feel most days. The song talks about a relationship that was once light and full of love but now carries too much weight to handle. I feel this extreme switch with a lot of things in my life and most of the time it's self-sabotage. Another beautiful trait of mine." 'Heavy' is joined by five further impressive tracks on Heavy, Pt. 1.