Cindy-Louise Releases Commanding New Single And Lyric Video ‘Can’t Own Me’

Cindy-Louise Releases Commanding New Single And Lyric Video ‘Can’t Own Me’


Independent artist Cindy-Louise makes a commanding return with her new Single and Lyric Video ‘Can’t Own Me’. The South African-born singer-songwriter (now residing in The Netherlands) is shaping things up, complementing her preceding Alternative-Pop repertoire with this poised Rock song, starting “this year I will be focussing on Rock, so be ready as it’s going to be a wild ride!”

Cindy-Louise adds that “This song is emotional for me, but also fun. Whilst I am letting the listener into the difficult and heart wrenching part of my life, it also has a Western vibe with a Rock kick. It’s all about the attitude, and I’m giving you plenty of it.

I wrote it in ire but with some humour, so when you hear the hum in the beginning, all I can think about is how I shake my head in disbelief … just because I work for you, does not mean that you I am a slave, and I won’t obey your every command. I have a voice which needs to be heard. I am tired of the fake niceness in this world, just be straight with me about how you feel.

The verse ‘think you’re so clever, think I’m so sweet’ is especially influential, because although I may be sweet and more than capable, does not mean you can walk all over me or take advantage of me. The verse ‘don’t bother coming back to me’ is totally my personality, as I can tolerate a lot and I am an understanding person, but once you’ve crossed that line where you have upset me and taken advantage of me, you become noting to me.”

‘Can’t Own Me’ available on all streaming platforms 24 March

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Cindy-Louise Photo By Jimmy On The Run


Known for her unique writing style and characteristic voice, independent artist Cindy-Louise has been making waves in the global music industry since starting her career in 2019. The South African-born singer-songwriter (now residing in The Netherlands) began singing and taking piano lessons at 16 and followed a strict Classical training program. In University her instruments where Classical-and-Jazz voice. She majored in Music Philosophy and attended the Mediterranean Opera Festival Program in Italy, studying and performing the roles of Despina (Cosi fan tutte) and Susanna (The Marriage of Figaro).

Her debut album ‘Humanity’ was released in 2020 to critical acclaim. She likes to keep things fresh and flexible by regularly switches her musical styles, complementing her Pop songs with Rock. She states that “I’m trying to figure out who I am, and I try to speak and act my truth everyday”. In 2023 she will be focussing on Rock, saying “It’s going to be a wild ride!”

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Publishing Information

Format: Single (Original)

Title: Can’t Own Me

Artist: Cindy-Louise

Genre: Rock

Duration 03:20

Language: English

Countries: Netherlands & South Africa

UPC 198015632351


Release Date 24 March 2023

Author: Cindy-Louise

Composer: Cindy-Louise

Performer: Cindy-Louise

Label: Independent

Publisher: Independent

Producer: Cindy-Louise

Mixer: Calibeats

Master: Calibeats

Additional Instrumentation & Composition: Calibeats

Recorded: Martijn de Groot Still Sound Hal5Studio

Explicit Lyrics

Available on all streaming platforms from 24 March

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Song Lyrics

I see it in your eyes

Staring at me from across the room

I’m not blind

And I know that you hate me

Because you can’t control me

Better luck next time

Walking around the room

Looking so Goddamn innocent

But I know you and you’re about to know me too

You can’t own me

And you don’t know me yet

I make my own rules and live my own life

I’m sick of control

And I’ll tell you this one last time

You can’t own me

Now you may think that I’m fake

And that I play with my emotions

Well that’s not true

I speak my own mind

And once you’ve crossed that line

You’re dead to me

Don’t bother coming back to me

Think you’re so clever

Think you’re so sweet

You ain’t seen nothing yet

You can’t own me