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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March 24th, 2022

Today, mxmtoon returns with her new album rising, which will be released on May 20th on AWAL. The album will be supported by a US tour with more dates already added in many major cities due to demand. 

 

On “sad disco” mxmtoon tells us “i was 17 years old when i wrote my song “prom dress.” four years later, i sat and listened to it, wondering if the lyrics and ideas still resonated with my now 21-year-old self. i decided that it did, and it also didn’t. i’d grown up since i wrote that song and realized I wanted to make something that felt current to my individual. “sad disco” was the resolution to that desire. a song built with the same bones that “prom dress” was made from, but more reflective of the growth i’ve experienced in my own life since. it’s a song meant to make you find joy in the quiet, to emulate that feeling of being alone in your bedroom, blasting music through a pair of headphones in the middle of the night. in a way, it feels like an answer to the girl who wrote “prom dress” in the first place. serving as a reminder that she isn’t stuck on the floor with tears streaming down her face forever, but that she’ll grow up, and the loneliness she sometimes feels won’t define her. she can still choose to dance and have her own “sad disco.”

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 *SOLD OUT*

5/8 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater

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 *SOLD OUT*

5/18 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency

5/20 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory *SOLD OUT*

5/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda *SOLD OUT*

5/22 – 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 *SOLD OUT*

6/4 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rozian Theatre

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

6/7 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall  *SOLD OUT*

6/8 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall

6/10 – Boston, MA @ Royale *SOLD OUT*

6/11 – Boston, MA @ Royale

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