DMV native Xlovclo kicks off the new year with her first official release, “Kick It.”
One year after touching every corner of TikTok with her massively viral hit “WTF,” the underground’s favorite eccentric songstress continues to thrive as she carves out a lane in the new wave for her one-of-a-kind sound.
It doesn’t take long to realize that Xlovclo is a fireball of creativity and lovably weird energy, as her winning charisma is on full display in her new single. Slowing down the tempo compared to her last few releases, “Kick It” opens with a tender R&B hook that shows off Clo’s impressive vocal chops and penchant for mixing a serious tone with her fun and flirtatious lyrics. Launching into a half-sung-half-rapped verse dripping with personality and clever bars, the track’s standout moment is the way her silky smooth vocal contrasts her harsh delivery of: “I’m not like any bitch you ever heard, what’s the word?”
Clo shot the music video (directed by Pop Visualz) for “Kick It” during a recent trip to New York City, during which she boasts her fashion sense and fittingly adds a kick to her growing list of signature dance moves. The visual is also interspersed with vlog footage from her visit, with cameos from Underground Sound Jake and her pet sidekick, Shiesty.
Overall, “Kick It” is a strong way to start the year as Xlovclo looks to make the leap from hidden gem to next-up female powerhouse in 2023.
Watch Xlovclo’s “Kick It” below