“Flaming Hot Cheetos” is Clairo’s second track from her 2018 album, “diary 001”, where all songs were written and produced by Clairo herself.
“Flaming Hot Cheetos” was named after the American snack as Clairo was eating them while she was making the demo for this track. In a September 2017 interview with COMPLEX magazine, Clairo spoke about the story behind “Flamin Hot Cheetos”:
“I wrote [“Flamin’ Hot Cheetos”] about a past relationship I had. I felt like I had romanticized a lot of things that weren’t actually that great and looked at my relationship unrealistically at times. The song was sort of a struggle between one side of me trying to “snap out of it,” and the other side of me still wishing that things were how they used to be. The song title itself was kind of a mistake. I had named the demo “flamin hot cheetos” because I had just eaten some. I didn’t really think much of it. When I uploaded it to SoundCloud, it kept the demo title and I just thought it was funny. It’s been entertaining to read some people’s theories and confusion about why I called it that. I do get free bags of Cheetos now which is always a plus!”
There is no music video for the song, but the audio video on Clairo’s official YouTube channel has 9.3 million views and 191 thousand likes since its upload in June 2017.
Release Date: 14th June 2017
Songwriter: Claire Cottrill
Producer: Claire Cottrill
Label: Fader Label
Chart Rankings: “Flaming Hot Cheetos” did not reach mainstream charts, but is one of Clairo’s most popular tracks, with over 102 million streams on Spotify.
The lyrics to “Flaming Hot Cheetos” can be viewed here: LINK