"Daddy Issues", the mainstream-pop album by Brooke Candy, who rose to prominence after starring in Grimes' music video for "Genesis" back in 2012, is not gonna happen and we have to make peace with it (wich is easy for some of us). Back in 2017, Candy told magazine Bullett that she was working an EP set to be released during the summer after parting ways with former record label RCA, where she hopes to go back to her roots developing a punk-inspired rap sound, stating she wasn't feeling making mainstream pop music anymore. In a Noisey interview, she stated that Sony owned the songs, so, after her departure, the album was most likely cancelled. Nevertheless, "Volcano" premiered on July 7th, 2017, co-written by Candy herself, producer Cory Enemy, Sia, and Jesse Saint John.
On March 14th, 2018, she released "For Free" as a Germany-only promotional single, featured on the Germany's Next Top Model. Then, a single called "War", written by Candy with Jesse Saint John, MNDR, Peter Wade, Will Ivy and Dave Sharma came out on May 18th, 2018. The follow-up "My Sex", featuring Pussy Riot, MNDR and Mykki Blanco was released on August 17th, 2018. On November 16th, a new single called "Nuts" featuring American songwriter and rapper Lil Aaron was released. The song was written along frequent colaborator Jesse Saint John and Sarah Hudson. On December 12th, 2018 she released a joint single along production team Ojivolta called "Oomph".
On December 25th, 2018, she released a collection of unreleased tracks for free download. It included a demo of Candy's 2017 single "Volcano" as well as collaborations with SOPHIE, Lakewet, Cory Enemy and Count Mack among others.
On January 10th, 2019 Candy confirmed that she just had finished her debut album, recorded on London with English producer, singer and songwriter Oscar Schuller along English rapper Ashnikko. In February 28th, Candy confirmed that the album was titled "Sexorcism" and that the first promotional single is called "Happy", which was released on March 29th, 2019 along its official music video. The track lyrically deals with themes such as mental health and identity and has been described as "some of [Candy's] most personal work to date".