SINGLE REVIEW: CXLOE – Monster
After having only released her debut single “Tough Love” towards the end of last year CXLOE has toured the country supporting the likes of Alison Wonderland and George Maple and has raked up 274,000 streams on fiery single. As an independent artist that is a massive feat and it’s only the beginning. The Sydney songstress has relocated to Los Angeles and reflected on her experience of trying to fit into the LA lifestyle with a dark and moody track. “Monster” is a continuation of the dark electronic pop that “Tough Love” introduced but is a lot more grittier in it’s delivery. It’s less polished and synth-pop friendly and is instead more DIY and angsty. The opening synths are reminiscent to the grungy production on Kanye West’s “Black Skinhead” and will have you instantly intrigued. The chorus just unleashes this laid back electronic beat which perfectly compliments the dark attitude of the song. It shows another mature growth to CXLOE as an artist and cements her as one artist you NEED to keep an eye on.