CLOVES tackles social anxiety head-on with her new single “Sicko”

Produced by Hudson Mohawke & Detonate

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London via Melbourne pop provocateur CLOVES tackles social anxiety head-on with her new single “Sicko,” produced by Detonate & GRAMMY-nominated Hudson Mohawke . The second single from CLOVES forthcoming album is a sleek and powerful dive into the rising artist’s psyche that pictures her mental health struggle as a twisted figure stalking her through her social life and relationships. Accompanied by a dark and stylish video, “Sicko” is available now via Interscope. 

Watch the video, directed by Daniel Carberry & Carley Cussen, on Youtube now – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0r84Q7lPmpI

Sicko is my best way of painting the tunnel vision, panic scramble of social anxiety,” CLOVES explains. “It’s like a living, breathing second personality in your brain. One which makes you question everything you do and say in social situations, worried that others don’t like you for it. It’s exhausting, not only keeping you from enjoying the present but also fucks with your relationships

CLOVES brings her fans closer to anguish as she sings “In the corner on the outside looking in, I see a sicko staring at me on the wrong side.” She sadly adds that this “won’t be the last time” and notes that the anxiety has left her only able to feel relaxed “when I don’t go out.” The idea of being followed by a saboteur is continued in the “Sicko” video. In it CLOVES is locked in a concrete room with a lookalike she can’t escape and whose presence is dragging her down. 

The raw approach to songwriting displayed in the lyrics and visuals is backed by Hudson Mohawke bringing his trademark maximal and future-facing production who has produced for the likes of Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, and ANOHNI.  

Sicko” is the second taste of her conceptual sophomore album. The record explores a dystopian synthetic world created in CLOVES’ own mind which is struggling through anxiety, depression and obsessive overthinking. Each song is a chapter of thoughts and feelings that expresses the complexity of struggling with the many layers of mental health.

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