The Jamaican-Canadian R&B artist showcases gently pleading vocals and crisp production here.
By Kerry Doole
Lexxicon - Paradise(Independent): On Aug. 14, this Toronto-based artist released a new EP, Tropical R&B, a rapid follow-up to January's well-received EP, Bashment Trap House.
Paradise, the second single from the EP, showcases the talent of the Jamaican-Canadian nicely. Lexxicon is known for a hybrid sound drawing from R&B, hip-hop and dancehall elements. This cut focuses on the R&B side, with gently pleading vocals framed in a sparse yet effective production sound. The track and EP were produced by Dominican Republic-born, Ontario-based, Eber.
In a press release, Lexxicon explains the theme of the song: “I don’t know if paradise really exists, but I know it would look and feel like a place where I wasn’t judged, wasn’t mistreated due to difference, but celebrated and loved. Everyone wants a place to belong, a place to call home, a place that will feel like their own personal paradise.”
Describing the subject matter of the album in general, the release lists "loneliness, craving, belonging, and acceptance, and using intimate connections as a temporary means of relief." Lexxicon notes that "despite trying to run away, it seems no matter where you go, we always take our human nature with us which eventually leads to the same results of isolation and pain. Meaning while living we can never truly escape but must instead learn to live with pain and the love simultaneously."
The eclectic nature of his style mirrors his upbringing. By his early teenage years, Lexxicon had lived in Birmingham, England and New York City, before settling in Toronto, where he truly began honing his musical skills. Cited influences include Sean Paul, Stefflon Don, Tory Lanez and Wizkid. One to watch.
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