MXMS, Paris Review
MXMS is a pop duet comprised of singer Ariel Levitan and pianist Jeremy Dawson. MXMS is short for “me and my shadow,” the duet is a dark electronic project that is self-described as, “Funeral Pop.” Which is based on the combination of music culture with conjugality of death positivity, darkness and honesty. MXMS was created when Levitan and Dawson met in Los Angeles, after Levitan moved from New York City in late 2013. Harbored feelings and trauma each had hidden away for a lifetime floated to the surface in their studio. Each story, each moment in their lives they recorded into a lyric, a song, into a vision. Starting with the song “omg,” their dual documented story of a violent, toxic life was born. MXMS made a vow to create their art as naked as it needs to be to express the emotions they are conveying. MXMS is releasing a new single, “Paris.” Levitan says, of the single,”Paris” is based on true events. Living with my then French boyfriend and bandmate in a flat in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, I experienced some of the best and worst times of my entire life. We were a modern-day French Sid & Nancy that sparkled so bright that the whole thing burned down faster than it started.”
Release Date: February 20, 2019
We Are: The Guard
With a steady beat, MXMS takes us on journey with their lyrics and musical colors through solid songwriting.