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A Q&A With mxmtoon

By Matt Harrison

Brooklyn based soft-pop artist mxmtoon projects her mind lyrically as though she were confiding in a journal. At just 20 years old she finds herself living the dream after the release of dusk, her new EP. These 7 songs combine elements of acoustic and mellow-electronic sounds. On this EP are songs about strength in aloneness, being under quarantine, and the strength it takes to move on. This is a follow up to her previously released EP dawn and features Carly Rae Jepsen on the second track, ‘ok on your own’.

Oakland born, Brooklyn based artist mxmtoon. | Photo by Blythe Thomas.

The name mxmtoon was originally the title of an Instagram account the artist, Maia, used as an 11-year-old up and coming cartoonist. “[It’s] my initials, ‘MXMT’ with ‘oon’ added to the end in order for it to be a roundabout way of making a username to represent ‘Maia’s Cartoons’” she explained at the start of the interview. Writing from the age of 13 and publishing since 16, making music professionally has simply been “amazing.” The 7 songs on dusk carry a certain calm and restfulness that has long since been easy to come by.

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