There’s a side of pop that makes the listener feel like they’ve left the stratosphere of considerable “pop” altogether. It’s a darker shade, a dig at mysterious nightclubs and lonely parking lots after hours. In here we find The Neighbourhood, Blackbear, and Leisure. But a newcomer has shown his potential, performing under the name JAXN. The songwriter and producer resides in Manchester, England, where he creates velvet covered beats, drenched with desire.
JAXN’s tracks bring darker thoughts to mind, but they act as a pathway to new discoveries. His latest single, “KNO MORE,” is a haunting electro infused R&B moment, like a mash-up between Toro Y Moi and Metronomy. His approach is daring and addictive, with entrancing vocals and slow-dance ready synth additions. Throughout his songs, the distinct trait of mystery reigns king, and we can only wait to see what JAXN brings us in the new year.