Electro-pop artist, Simon XO, is kicking off his solo career with two electrifying singles, “Waiting For Me To Break” / “How Do I Fight It.” The double singles fit perfectly into today’s mainstream sound, while also bringing enticing elements into the electro-pop scene.
Combining synths, tape-loops, electric guitars and more, both singles set him apart from the crowd and are available for download and streaming on digital music outlets worldwide.
“How Do I Fight It” contains unique synths, a powerful drum beat and a catchy chorus that present a perfect platform for Simon XO’s clean vocal tone and incredible range. “This song speaks to the two sides of me that are constantly bickering,” Simon XO explains. “I think it’s easy to stereotype a depressed person and an overly-optimistic person as opposites, but I don’t think most people are one or the other.” The other single, “Waiting For Me To Break,” demonstrates Simon XO’s multi-instrumentalist side and his ear for pop production. “I wrote this song while I was going through a break up with a girl that lived two doors down from me in the same apartment building… no joke. I think this song embraces the hate side of the love/hate swings after a long relationship — when things get dug up, taken out of context and twisted around.”
Originally from San Diego, Simon XO started playing trombone at a young age. By thirteen, he was blasting it along to Neil Young, Led Zeppelin and Wilco albums. Realizing the dichotomy between his trombone playing and his desire to be a mainstream artist, Simon XO enrolled in USC’s Thornton School of Music to hone his craft. Since then, the producer and multi-instrumentalist has created his own version of electro-pop by combining explorative production elements. “Waiting For Me To Break” / “How Do I Fight It” marks his first solo release after years of bouncing around in different bands. With influences ranging from Neil Young to Kendrick Lamar, Simon XO is ready to make his impression on the music industry.
Stream or download “Waiting For Me To Break” / “How Do I Fight” on digital music platforms everywhere now. Keep up with Simon XO by going to Facebook.com/SimonXOMusic and stay tuned for his EP, Covering, set to drop in mid-2018.
Simon XO is a 22-year-old singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist who combines explorative synths, tape loops, electric guitars, sampled drums and an aggressive vocal to create his own version of electro-pop. Originally from San Diego, Simon XO started playing trombone at a young age and by thirteen he was blasting it along to Neil Young, Led Zeppelin and Wilco albums. Realizing the dichotomy between his trombone playing and his desire to be a mainstream artist, Simon XO enrolled in USC’s Thornton School of Music to hone his craft.
After years of playing in various bands, Simon XO is ready for his first solo release, a double single, “Waiting for Me to Break” / “How Do I Fight It.” His affinity for combining lavish sounds with folk-style lyrics coupled with in-your-face drums and forceful synths, is sure to get fans on their feet. Slated to drop in mid-2018, his EP, Covering, features productions that bend over backwards to reinforce themes of doubt, loved ones, and facing intrapersonal fears in a world that makes it so easy to run away from them.