XYLØ (born Paige Duddy) has unveiled her new music “Fireworks," premiering on Billboard in the present day (Feb. 22).
The California native exhibits off her husky vocals by way of deeply considerate lyrics. “And I lay right here, I don’t wanna fall asleep alone/ Cause after I look outdoors my window/ I’m scared it’s not fireworks, anymore/ I’m scared it’s not fireworks, anymore,” she sings on the synth-pop music's catchy refrain.
Beneath the bubbly melody, although, “Fireworks" comprises a startling backstory, as Duddy tells Billboard. “About two months in the past I used to be house alone in my condominium in Ok-Town in Los Angeles,” she says. “I heard a pair having an argument outdoors my constructing so I took a glance.
"As I bought to the window, I noticed a person pull a gun out and shoot at a girl in a automobile. I hid beneath my mattress on the telephone with a 9-11 operator, speaking me out of a panic assault, as a SWAT Team and helicopters swarmed my constructing. I used to be informed not the go away my room, as there was a shooter in my condominium block.”
After that impactful expertise, Duddy says the music got here to her as a result of she wished to write down about “how scary every thing turns into the primary couple of years dwelling by yourself.” “Suddenly life loses its innocence and every thing turns into too actual,” she provides. “But ‘I'm scared its not fireworks anymore,’ to me, is a metaphor for changing into an grownup. When you’re younger, ‘fireworks’ are enjoyable and thrilling and exquisite. When you develop up, all these issues can flip darkish and sinister and actual."
The monitor will seem on XYLØ’s EP Pretty Sad, which is scheduled to drop on March 1, and look out for extra music all year long. XYLØ beforehand launched the monitor “Nothing Left to Say” on Feb. 15.
Listen to “Fireworks” under.