LEXXICON REFLECTS ON NEW SONG LONELY
PREMIERES VIA PURE GRAIN AUDIO
WATCH LYRIC VIDEO FOR LONELY
2020 TORONTO SHOWS ANNOUNCED
NEW ALBUM BASHMENT TRAP HOUSE OUT JANUARY 31, 2020
Toronto, ON – December 12, 2019 – Following a big album announcement, Toronto-based Hip-Hop/Dancehall hybrid, Lexxicon, reflects on his new single, Lonely, which premiered at Pure Grain Audio today. The song was produced by Edmonton’s Artafacts Music, and is from his forthcoming album, Bashment Trap House, out on January 31, 2020. You can catch Lexxicon perform the new tracks live in the New Year, as he just announced two shows in Toronto, performing at The Baby G on January 26 and February 23. Listen to Lonely and watch the lyric video here.
“This song is for those who have gone through times in their lives where they felt alone and that they had no support from anyone,” Lexxicon reflects. “Many of us have certain experiences where no matter who is around us we still have to go through it alone. For me, it was begin diagnosed with Crohn's disease and dealing with the hospital visits, medication changes, and multiple side effects. During that time was when I felt extremely alone and was the inspiration for this song. I just hope putting my feelings to music can help someone going through a similar situation.”
Last month, Lexxicon brought the heat with Bashment Trap House’s first single, Fatty Fatty, celebrating inclusion and body positivity.
“This track is to get your blood running, heart pumping, and emotions jumping,” Lexxicon says of Fatty Fatty. “It’s a little piece of the islands with a twist, the perfect addition to your personal gym playlist!
Produced by Kontrabandz, Fatty Fatty is about celebrating life, tying into the project’s overall theme around Lexxicon’s journey as a Jamaican/Canadian hybrid Hip-Hop/Dancehall artist. The hook is gender-neutral, embracing an inclusive party track that everyone can vibe to. Overall, the song's message is to be confident in your body and draws elements from 90s Dancehall music with a Hip Hop backdrop.
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.
Bashment Trap House Tracklist:
1. Di Don Don
2. Fatty Fatty
4. Lucky Lucky
5. Back Pon Wall
7. Side Ting
8. City Pon Mi Back
9. I Think I Can (Interlude)
11. I Pray
12. Sleeping On Me
13. New Year, New Me
14. Haffi Shut Dung
15. Booyaka Booyaka
2020 TORONTO TOUR DATES
January 26 – The Baby G – Toronto, ON
February 23 – The Baby G – Toronto, ON