New York-based dark-pop artist LEXXE has returned with her new single, “X.” The euphoric and emotional track touches on love and loss, serving as an ode to her father, Xavier (X), who passed away 20 years ago this year. The nontraditional release date – Sunday, January 29th – is her late father’s birthday.
“A few years ago I was performing and could absolutely swear I saw my father sitting front row,” LEXXE says. “I love to write about the supernatural and the things we don’t understand, so while I acknowledge that seeing him could’ve been something my mind made up, it doesn’t make it any less poignant,” Lexxe writes. “The song is composed of different lines about me questioning life and death, talking about real life events (the show where I thought I saw him, his friends seeing me in random bars and crying because I look like him, the last time I saw him) and it’s really a question of do we ever really die?”
With artistic authenticity oozing out of everything she does, LEXXE is a breath of fresh air with a raw story to tell and refreshing music to share. Her intoxicating dark-pop sound has captured the attention of tastemakers like Billboard, Audiofemme, and EARMILK.
Originally hailing from Long Island and now based in Queens, LEXXE started her creative career as a classically trained ballet dancer. She trained at the esteemed Seiskaya Ballet Academy and went on to receive her BFA from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance. In addition to her budding artist career, she also performs with the neo-burlesque troupe COMPANY XIV where she is able to combine her love of dance, music and stage performance.