August 4th, 2022

Mxmtoon

In May, mxmtoon released her new album rising into the world, a collection of songs that argue growth is always evolving. The album has been streamed more than 20 million times since then and received critical acclaim including Song Exploder’s deep dive into “mona lisa’, and showed the singer-songwriter-producer-podcaster and social activist reaching new heights creatively. Today, mxmtoon has announced a deluxe version of rising to be released September 16th.

Maia tells us “rising is everything i love packaged into a project, and what better way to expand and build upon that than by releasing deluxe tracks to go with the original twelve. i know that my sense of who i am is ever evolving, and i hope to get that idea across to the people that listen to my music as often as i can. both tracks being added serve the function of building on more to the story of me. “kaleidoscope” being about the wildly vast facets of self that we as people can inhabit, and “plastic pony” covering the realization that life can sometimes slip through our fingers. both lend themselves to the narrative rising tells, while leaving the next chapter of mxmtoon open for exploration! enjoy xo.”

rising (the deluxe) features two new songs “plastic pony” as well as a new single “kaleidoscope” which is out today.

Maia tells us “i don’t think it’s any secret that societal expectations of women are limiting, one-dimensional, and completely absurd. i grew up in a family that encouraged my creativity and individuality, but that didn’t shelter me completely from the sexism of the outer world. as i’ve grown up, i’ve had time to reflect on my journey so far and the identities i’ve held throughout it. being a woman is something i feel immensely proud of, but it’s also something that the world at large has relentlessly held against me and so many others. women are a diverse and beautiful group of people who embody perseverance and bravery, and i wanted to honor that with “kaleidoscope.” i have bent my being until i’m broken for the sake of fitting a mold set for me by others, and i know i’m not the only one. my hope is that this song can embody the softness, strength, fierceness, and ever-expanding nature of what it means to be a woman and celebrates us!”

TOUR DATES

10/4 – Melbourne, VIC – Recital Centre *SOLD OUT*

10/6 – Sydney, NSW – Metro Theatre

10/9 – Brisbane, QLD – The Triffid

10/11 – Auckland, NZ – Tuning Fork

10/16 – Paris, France – La Maroquinerie

10/17 – London, UK – Electric Brixton

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February 8th, 2022

At 21, mxmtoon stands tall as one of the brightest and most engaging voices of her generation. Known for her dreamy pop and introspective lyricism, the Oakland-raised, Brooklyn-based artist is now gearing up to release her sophomore album this spring with details to be revealed shortly.

Before then however mxmtoon is back with new music, a new chapter and gorgeous evolution of the sound that launched her career 5 year ago but with a more mature and complex lens, fitting for someone who has grown up in the public eye. “mona lisa” is a dreamy, ukulele driven ditty which Maia tells us “as someone who usually writes songs about other people, one of my ongoing questions is “will anyone ever write songs about me?” mona lisa is about wanting to be the subject of the art for once instead of being the creator. i think we all daydream at some point in our lives of diving into our favorite stories and finding ourselves in the pages. we all deserve the chance to feel like we’re worthy of a spotlight every once in a while, and mona lisa is meant to express that sentiment exactly.”

With more new music expected imminently, 2022 will be yet another important year for the singer-songwriter. “I hope to keep pushing myself and make something that feels really different,” explains Maia. “I want mxmtoon to be a diverse sonic playground.” She adds, “Everything is open-ended for me right now, but I see that as being incredibly liberating and exciting.” mxmtoon will also be hitting the road for a full North American tour.

Tour Dates:

5/2 – Montreal, QC @ Fairmount

5/4 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

5/5 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre

5/7 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

5/8 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre

5/10 – Englewood, CO @ The Gothic

5/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex

5/13 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre

5/14 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

5/15 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Market

5/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency

5/20 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

5/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda

5/24 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

5/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren

5/27 – Dallas, TX @ The Studio at The Factory

5/28 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn (Outdoors)

5/29 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Downstairs

5/31 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham

6/1 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft

6/3 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club

6/5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts

6/7 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall

6/10 – Boston, MA @ Royale

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November 21st, 2021

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