Pop-rap artist Brooke Candy is no stranger to overt sexuality. On songs like “My Sex” and “Volcano,” the 29-year-old sings about her sex drive, pleasing herself, getting dirty with her lovers and more. On her new single, Candy delivers that message more boldly than ever, with some help from a few friends.
On Tuesday (July 2), Candy released her new single “XXXTC” featuring Charli XCX and Maliibu Miitch, off of her upcoming album Sexorcism. The raunchy song sees Candy refusing to hold back, talking about drugs, sex and female empowerment. “Next to me, no regrets/ I'm a sex witch, fat pussy hex,” she raps on the track.
Collaborators Charli and Miitch get their own verses, with Miitch delivering fans with her personal brand of bossed-up bars, while Charli offers one of her rare rap verses as she oozes confidence, proclaiming, “Fucked up, but I'm flawless/ Brooke's ass, throw it back, Cloud Aura.”
In an exclusive statement to Billboard, Candy says that the song came out of a four-day writing session with artists Ashnikko and Oscar Scheller. “We went in knowing that we wanted to make something that felt like a stripper anthem…something that made you feel good and want to dance, but also something that was highly sexual in nature, promotes the divine feminine and speaks to how important women are in helping human sexuality evolve.”
“XXXTC” is Candy’s third with Charli XCX, since the pop-rapper appeared on the singer’s “I Got It” and “Cloud Aura.” Candy tells Billboard that Charli is a “musical savant,” akin to artists like Lady Gaga, Sia and Diane Warren, while also being extremely collaborative. “Charli is a pop star that’s also trying to lift up other pop stars and other underground musicians that she sees the talent in,” she says. “It’s really fucking cool. She’s definitely one of the artists of our generation.”
Check out Brooke Candy’s “XXXTC” featuring Charli XCX and Maliibu Miitch below: