LEXXICON PREMIERES NEW VIDEO FOR LONELY AT CANADIAN MUSICIAN
TORONTO HEADLINE SHOW ON JULY 11 AT THE BOAT
NEW ALBUM BASHMENT TRAP HOUSE OUT NOW
“With singles like the body-positive Fatty Fatty and the slightly more melancholic Lonely, Bashment Trap House is shaping up to be a party album with a heart.” – Exclaim!
Toronto, ON – April 3, 2020 – Following the successful launch of his new album, Bashment Trap House, Toronto Hip-Hop/Dancehall hybrid, Lexxicon, shares a new video for standout single, Lonely, which premiered at Canadian Musician Magazine. In addition, Lexxicon will perform the album live at a headline gig on July 11 at The Boat – see below for all details and watch Lonely here.
“Lonely is a song matters to me the most right now, due to my reason for making the song especially being of the few vulnerable young people with pre-existing autoimmune health conditions with medication that also additionally lowers my immune system to keep me from being in pain, which makes the virus more of a concern,” Lexxicon says of the track, which was inspired by his own battle with Crohn’s disease, and resonates worldwide during the global pandemic. “With that said, while still with family during the crisis, lonely is still a continual feeling during these times along with all the cancellations affecting the music community as a whole. Inside the mind of a creative is not always the most positive space, but it’s still the breeding ground for art, and I just wanted to give a visual representation of that.”
Lonely was produced by Edmonton’s Artafacts Music and engineered by Duppz. It follows previous single and video, Di Don Don. Lexxicon was at the helm as creative director for the visual for Di Don Don, collaborating with director, Chris Prince. Filmed in Toronto, the song is about Lexxicon proving himself as an artist in the city, standing tall in his confidence. Watch Di Don Don here.
Bashment Trap House’s first single, Fatty Fatty, celebrating inclusion and body positivity. Produced by Kontrabandz, Fatty Fatty is about celebrating life, tying into the project’s overall theme around Lexxicon’s journey as a Jamaican/Canadian artist. The hook is gender-neutral, embracing an inclusive party track that everyone can vibe to. Buy and stream the album here.
Ahead of the album’s release, Lexxicon has shared his story as a Jamaican Canadian artist and devoted member of the Toronto arts community, with interviews featured on Sauga 960am program, New Theory Radio, We Love Hip Hop, Studio01, Global 640 am’s kultur’d podcast, The Ryersonian, and the Halifax, NS-based Art Pays Me podcast. Bashment Trap House has been regarded as one of Exclaim!’s 31 Most Anticipated Canadian Albums of 2020 and highlighted in outlets including Canadian Beats, Cashbox Canada, NOW Magazine, Pure Grain Audio and FYI Music News.
Hip-Hop/Dancehall artist Lexxicon fluctuates between Dancehall Patois, R&B harmonies, and melodic rapping with pure power. Born in Jamaica, Lexxicon moved to Birmingham, England and then New York City before settling in Toronto, Canada, where he found the drive, passion, and tools to become a recording artist. He honed his talent by growing in some of the city’s talent incubators such as R.I.S.E Edutainment, and UrbanArts – B.M.M.
After taking the stage at Afro Fest, Kothu Fest, Canadian Music Week, T-Dot Fest and the Culture Shock Block Party, the experience of Lexxicon’s live performances can be described as a powerful presence. The Toronto-based artist’s up-tempo hybrid sound comes from many influences of Sean Paul to Tory Lanez. His vision is to push the boundaries of hip-hop music, by blurring genres lines and adding his Jamaican background to his music.
Lexxicon is also an active member of Toronto’s creative community, founding a rising showcase series called AfroWave Toronto, that advocates for Dancehall, Afrobeats and Reggaeton representation in the local music scene. He attended Ryerson University and founded student group called RyeSWAT (now RyeRecords) for artists on campus to record an album (The Vision – Various ArtistsGenesis EP – Various Artists) and release music. In addition, he has worked with Ryerson’s Caribbean Student’s Association, United Black students at Ryerson, Poetic Exchange, and Psychology Student’s Association.
2020 TORONTO TOUR DATES
Saturday, July 11 – The Boat – Toronto, ON – Tickets and Info
Watch video for Lonely: bit.ly/2x2SIGn
Watch video for Di Don Don: bit.ly/39wDbeW
Buy/stream Bashment Trap House: fanlink.to/BashmentTrapHouse
Watch lyric video for Superstar: fanlink.to/LexxiconSuperstar
Watch lyric video for Lonely: bit.ly/2YL09vo
Watch lyric video for Fatty Fatty: youtu.be/qB0y-EJqfmI