Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Hip Hop, Pop


Influences

Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, Kid Cudi, Tyler The Creator, The Internet, Mitty


Bio

Xavier Mayne has been experimenting within new depths outside his indie/rock projects 'The Young Art!' and 'TYA'. Inspired by the likes of The Weeknd, Frank Ocean, Post Malone, Kid Cudi and The Internet, XM delicately blends alluring instrumental production and hooks with raw lyrical flow.

Teaming up with life-long friends CHASE ATLANTIC, together they have created a masterpiece. XM’s debut single ‘SHLEEPIN’, tells a story of Mayne’s state of mind whilst going through an isolated period in his life. “Even though the song may sound bright, sparkly and sweet, the underlying story is actually quite dark. I really wanted to encapsulate the sugar-coated, bittersweet façade of drug abuse when dealing with hardship, this is ‘Shleepin’... Story of a lonely boy.” – XM concludes

2018 brings on a new journey for Xavier Mayne, and with a repertoire of unreleased music under his belt, exciting collaborations, multiple shows and tours to come.

"From the start, XM has been a therapeutic outlet for me to express and explore the beautiful dark side of my personality and emotions. The acceptance of both all my greatness and all my shortcomings, has allowed me to feel much more grounded and whole as a person. Being able to express these darker emotions through XM, has helped me release these feelings that I would usually suppress, while being more conscious of how they affect my everyday decisions. Life is an unpredictable dance between two opposites. Why side with one when you can embody the best of both?" – XM

"We journeyed into forbidden depths, she called it ‘New Eden’."

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

16 Mar 2018

Triple J
35

big boasts and full of bravado

big boasts and full of bravado

Review

Review by Sandro Falce Sandro Falce

27 Feb 2018

Triple J
35

What a vibe. Very smooth listen, would highly recommend it to fans of melodic trap. It's right up there with some of the best releases of the year so far.

What a vibe. Very smooth listen, would highly recommend it to fans of melodic trap. It's right up there with some of the best releases of the year so far.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

27 Feb 2018

Triple J
40

Solid start for this dude - and it doesn't hurt to have his mates from Chase Atlantic drop in for a feature. The track is heaps bright while the lyrics take influence from the big guns of North American rap rn.

Solid start for this dude - and it doesn't hurt to have his mates from Chase Atlantic drop in for a feature. The track is heaps bright while the lyrics take influence from the big guns of North American rap rn.