On the heels of “Down,” his sweat-slicked collaboration with rap sensation CupcakKe, emerging pop powerhouse MkX has released his latest single “Fall” an escapist pop bop which wrestles with the feeling of falling in love. The track pays homage to some of pop’s greatest hitmakers by breathing new life into the early 2000s, an iconic era of music’s history where pop was most unapologetically itself – much like MkX empowers listeners to be.
“I wrote “Fall” about the three stages of falling for someone,” says MkX. “The first stage is apprehension and wanting to protect yourself from getting hurt. The second stage is realization and coming to terms with the fact that you’re starting to fall in love. The third stage is owning it and switching roles by making that person fall for you. Each chorus has the same melody, but slightly different lyrics that reflect each of these stages.”
Architecting every nuance of his vision to blend R&B with high-tech industrial sound design to create glossy pop gems, MkX uses his music to empower both himself and his listeners, encouraging them to dare to be different. Independently racking up close to 5 million Spotify streams, MkX’s recent singles – including “Stay” and “right place, at the right time” – have earned him top 5 placements on Mediabase’s Top 40 Pop Charts and scored heavy rotation on SiriusXM. His polished, pop-infused R&B anthem “One Sided Love” hit the Billboard Top 40 Indicator chart and received support from radio which lead to the track regularly being played in retail stores nationwide.
An accomplished songwriter, producer, and pop scholar who uses his encyclopedic understanding of pop music to craft his own world, MkX draws his sonic and visual aesthetics from millennial nostalgia and pulls inspiration from producers Max Martin, Rami Yacoub, Darkchild, Sophie, and Cashmere Cat alongside multifaceted artists like Lady Gaga and Tinashe. MkX also produced and co-wrote “Young & Wild” for K-Pop supergroup TWICE’s platinum-selling EP YES or YES which hit #1 in South Korea and Japan. Before emerging as a solo artist under the moniker MkX – where the “X” represents self-expression through his art – MkX previously toured with Ariana Grande, Christina Perri, Rixton, and more to help the world find their own “X” before attending the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston.