LEXXICON RELEASES ANTICIPATED SUMMER EP TROPICAL R&B WITH VISUAL FOR DOING TO ME
LISTEN TO TROPICAL R&B HERE
Toronto, ON – August 14, 2020 – Summer may feel a bit different this year, but Toronto artist, Lexxicon, is ensuring it sounds as vibrant as ever with his new EP, Tropical R&B, out today. The project arrives with a visual for Doing To Me (featuring Alliston Davis), which premiered at V13. In addition, Lexxicon delivered an exclusive live performance of the song on CityTV’s Breakfast Television Toronto this morning. Listen to Tropical R&B here, and experience Lexxicon’s unparalleled stage presence at three upcoming festival livestreams with RBC X Music, META 2020 and Manifesto – see all details below.
“This video was directed by myself and Alliston Davis, and filmed by Chris Prince. We had the idea of focusing on the energy of the song and really wanted to showcase confidence in being loved, enjoying love and feeling free,” Lexxicon says of the production for Doing To Me. “Alliston and I wrote the song together and it was only fitting that we did the video together which we planned in two days over the phone and WhatsApp. We had so much fun going around the city to find the perfect spots and envisioning the shots we wanted. Working with Prince is always amazing, he always understands my vision and the editing is always on point. Overall this video is about having fun being confident and embracing who you are.”
Tropical R&B was produced by Dominican Republic-born, Ontario-based, Eber. The EP follows Lexxicon’s acclaimed Bashment Trap House, released on January 31, 2020. With Tropical R&B, Lexxicon set out to create an R&B record that infuses his dancehall roots. Themes highlight the desire to escape reality, the world, and negative feelings. The futuristic cover art seen above reflects this as it is an image of a gateway to another world. Lyrics explore loneliness, craving belonging and acceptance, and using intimate connections a temporary means of relief.
“Despite trying to runway, it seems no matter where you go, we always take our human nature with us which eventually leads to the same results of isolation and pain,” Lexxicon says of the project. “Meaning while living we can never truly escape but must instead learn to live with pain and the love simultaneously. Welcome to the moody body of work called Tropical R&B.”
Lexxicon and many creative collaborators have brought the themes of Tropical R&B to life cinematically. The official video for I Don’t Deserve You was directed by Lexxicon and co-directed and produced by GoldenB0y, and reflects the song’s themes in an intimate fashion to show feeling undeserving of an outpouring of love from special people in your life. Watch it here. The video for Paradise, directed by Lexxicon and filmed by @6ception, embodies the perfect summer getaway. “The song, Paradise, is about looking for somewhere to escape to and so I wanted the visuals to reflect that so I chose different locations in Toronto that looked like a vacation where you couldn't see any of the city. I wanted it to look like It was somewhere tropical to match the vibe of the song,” Lexxicon says.
Bashment Trap House launched with four singles, including the standout track, Lonely, swagger-driven Di Don Don, celebratory Superstar, and Lucky Lucky – a tribute to Lexxicon’s parents and their bond – and Fatty Fatty, which celebrates inclusion and body positivity. Buy and stream the album here.
Jamaican-Canadian musical artist, Lexxicon is the definition of passion and persistence. It is almost impossible for an audience to not become consumed by the intense energy that radiates through his music and the long-lasting impression of his dynamic live performances. With music that sounds like a crossbreed between PartyNextDoor and Swae Lee merged with a strong artistic vision, to push the boundaries of the industry, Lexxicon is quickly rising through the ranks to become a household name.
By his early teenage years, Lexxicon had lived in Birmingham, England and New York City, U.S.A before settling in Toronto, Canada where he truly began honing his skills and natural talent as a professional recording artist. With connections to some of the most renowned music cities of the world, Lexxicon is known for blending his Jamaican roots with some quintessential mainstream sounds of the time, namely: R&B/Hip-Hop and Afrobeats. His ability to seamlessly fuse elements from multiple genres has led him to write and release a myriad of catchy, up-tempo tracks as reflected in projects such as: Bashment Trap House and Bashment Reggaeton. Finding inspiration in the works of established artists such as Sean Paul, Stefflon Don, Tory Lanez and Wizkid, Lexxicon hopes to champion the Tropical R&B genre with his upcoming projects and create a similar imprint on the international music scene.
With an energetic, engaging and explosive stage presence like no other, it is no wonder that Lexxicon has graced some of the most prestigious stages in and around Toronto such as, Afro Fest, Kothu Fest, Canadian Music Week, T-Dot Fest and Culture Shock Block Party. His growing presence in the Toronto arts community has garnered the attention of music lovers, peers and press alike. Lexxicon’s inspiring rise as an artist has been captured with interviews featured on CBC Radio, 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. He has also been featured in media outlets such as Exclaim, Canadian Beats, Cashbox Canada, NOW Magazine, Pure Grain Audio and FYI Music News.
August 16 – RBC X MUSIC
August 27 - META 2020 – Info
August 29 – Manifesto Cypher
Photo by Chris Prince | @shotbyprince
Buy/stream Bashment Trap House