ok on your own features Carly Rae Jepsen and comes as the perfect soundtrack to staying home
BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGES BY NOELLE DUQUETTE AND SAVANNAH ELISABETH JANOSKY
With two highly praised EP’s already under her belt in 2020, mxmtoon is back with a heartwarming collaboration with none other than the huge queer icon, Carly Rae Jepsen.
ok on your own is the latest video release from dusk and it is some seriously relatable lockdown content. The dreamy video is directed, shot and edited by Maia herself at home and features animation from TootyMcNooty (aka Lulu).
In a flat covered in plants (a queer dream), mxmtoon is at home in her own world, learning to be alone with herself and more importantly to be ok with it. It’s introverted and reflective during a time where we’re all learning to be ok on our own – the perfect lockdown listening.
The duo’s voices complement each other wonderfully, making lyrics that could feel morose and sad, feel hopeful and energetic instead.
She’s come a long way from the ukulele covers she once uploaded to her YouTube channel. mxmtoon is now resonating with audiences all over the world and collaborating with huge names in the industry to produce more of the heartfelt lyrics and smooth melodies we love.
The world’s changed a lot since dawn was released, and so has mxmtoon’s life. She recently turned 20 years old and, along with continuing to work on music, has dove headlong into the digital world by using her voice as an activist through social media platforms like TikTok, Twitch, and Discord.
From political explainer videos to charity stream sessions, mxmtoon has been doing more than her best to, as she puts it, “keep some sort of normalcy amongst the chaos. These platforms are a way to connect and have conversations with people in a world where I don’t get to see them face-to-face for a while. It’s made me closer with my audience as a result.”
mxmtoon is using her voice to empower the LGTBQI community, Black Lives Matter, and has been a vocal opponent against the Trump administration. “Speaking out on issues I believe in has always been incredibly important to me, especially in this time where being proactive is more important than ever. It’s about fighting for the issues that are really important and doing what we can for the world.”
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