CXLOE Unveils New Song 'I Can't Have Nice Things' Ahead Of Maroon 5 Tour: Exclusive

Calvin Wang


Australian rising dark-pop artist CXLOE's new single "I Can't Have Nice Things," premiering exclusively on Billboard today (Feb. 14), is a mantra that she says she's found herself living by. 

On the track, an adult CXLOE has a conversation with her inner child about sabotaging things in her life, with the title phrase embodying both literal and metaphorical qualities that relate to her life today.

"When I was younger, I was never given precious or breakable items as I would always end up dropping or damaging them," CXLOE tells Billboard. "This has transferred into all elements of my adult life. Relationships, family, friends, career. I always seem to find a way to sabotage things in my life that usually mean the most to me. Through this, I quickly learned the very valuable lessons that I simply cant have nice things." 

The new single, produced by Andrew Wells and Oskar Sikow, with additional production from J Kash (Maroon 5, Charlie Puth, One Republic, Selena Gomez), comes ahead of Maroon 5's Red Pill Blues world tour, where CXLOE is set to perform as a special guest on the Australian leg.

CXLOE's "ICHNT" is a follow up to a previous song she co-wrote with Maroon 5's Sam Farrar, "Show You." That song explores the notion of being vulnerable enough to let your guard down and allowing someone into your world.

"'Show You' feeds off unpredictable and erratic decisions, and 'ICHNT' proves that my personality type doesn’t have the luxury to live this way," CXLOE says. "This song isn’t so much based around a fleeting moment of emotion, but more so an everyday reality."

Take a listen to "I Can't Have Nice Things" below, and check out the Maroon 5 dates that willl feature CXLOE as support after the jump.

February 19, 2019 - Brisbane - Entertainment Centre

February 21, 2019 - Sydney - Qudos Band Arena

February 22, 2019 - Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena