Hot on heels after her latest releases “Dead” and “Gone“, CLOVES is back with a new single ‘Sicko‘ from her forthcoming album.
The new single “Sicko” from the rising star has 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.
The new 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.
CLOVES shares about the new single, “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 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.