Listen to Sycco’s new single ‘Jinx’

The singer says she started writing the song while in a "Charli XCX phase"

Brisbane pop artist Sycco is back with her second single of the year, sharing a new cut titled ‘Jinx’.

The track features resounding bass and eclectic, somewhat glitchy production. It arrives alongside an accompanying music video directed by Callum Harrison, which features shots of Sycco (real name Sarah McLeod) in grainy, VHS-style footage.

The clip sees her shaking feathers free from pillow cases, engulfed in quilts and cutting in and out of view with a strobe-like effect. Check it out below:


In a statement, Sycco explained ‘Jinx’ began taking shape during a writing session in London in 2020. “I was in my Charli XCX praise phase and in my feelings about leaving my UK family the next day, so I wanted to create something dark, melancholic, sad and quite stressful,” she said. “I think the production reflects this, as well as the lyrics.”

‘Jinx’ follows on from Sycco’s first 2022 single, ‘Superstar’, which she released in March. She shared her debut EP, ‘Sycco’s First EP’, last July, which she previewed with singles ‘Time’s Up’, ‘My Ways’, ‘Germs’ and ‘Dribble’.

She was one of three artists to achieve double wins at this year’s Queensland Music Awards, taking home top accolades in the Pop and Song of the Year categories. Other double winners were Hayden James, in the Electronic and Regional/Remote categories, and Zheani, winning the Heavy and Emerging Artist of the Year awards.