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."