“‘Sicko’ is my best way of painting the tunnel vision, panic scramble of social anxiety,” CLOVES explained in a statement. “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.”
‘Sicko’ is the latest preview from CLOVES’ upcoming second album, which will follow her 2018 debut One Big Nothing. The LP will explore “a dystopian synthetic world created in her own mind which is struggling through anxiety, depression and obsessive overthinking,” according to a press release.