LEXXICON VENTURES TO PARADISE IN NEW SINGLE
WATCH VIDEO FOR FIRST SINGLE I DON’T DESERVE YOU
FORTHCOMING EP TROPICAL R&B OUT AUGUST 14 - PRE-ORDER NOW
LISTEN TO PREVIOUS PROJECT BASHMENT TRAP HOUSE
Toronto, ON – July 31, 2020 – Toronto artist Lexxicon continues to bring the summer vibes to audiences worldwide – this time, embracing an element of Paradise – the second single from his forthcoming EP, Tropical R&B, out on August 14. Premiering via Happy Mag, Paradise highlights Lexxicon’s search for a place where he no longer has to feel shame, pain or manipulation, unveiling some of the layered themes within the project. Listen to the song here, which arrives with a lyric video here.
“I don’t know if paradise really exists, but I know it would look and feel like a place where I wasn’t judged wasn’t mistreated due to difference but celebrated and loved,” Lexxicon says. “Everyone wants a place to belong, a place to call home, a place that will feel like their own personal paradise.”
The EP’s first single, I Don’t Deserve You, was released on July 17, and arrived with a lyric visualizer. The official video for I Don’t Deserve You was directed by Lexxicon and co-directed and produced by GoldenBoy, 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.
Tropical R&B was produced by Dominican Republic-born, Ontario-based, Eber. The EP follows Lexxicon’s acclaimedBashment 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.
“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.”
The futuristic cover art seen below 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. Pre-order Tropical R&B here and stay tuned for the official Paradise video, out next week.
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.
Photo by Chris Prince | @shotbyprince
Pre-order Tropical R&B
Buy/stream Bashment Trap House: fanlink.to/BashmentTrapHouse
Listen to Paradise: fanlink.to/LexxiconParadise
Watch lyric video for Paradise: youtu.be/9eY5GSFeb9I
Listen to I Don’t Deserve You: fanlink.to/LexxiconIDontDeserveYou
Watch I Don’t Deserve You: youtu.be/b9EtZ6X4gUQ
Watch I Don’t Deserve You lyric video: bit.ly/2BXvxzz
DOWNLOAD – Hi Res Paradise Single Art