LA-based singer-producer v?x (pronounced “wokes,” the Latin word for “voice”) has shared her powerful and vulnerable new single “I Can Feel Myself Leaning.” Pairing the cutting, downtempo electronic pop of James Blake and Björk with the vulnerable left-field R&B of FKA Twigs and Kelsey Lu, “I Can Feel Myself Leaning” explores love and feeling helpless to one’s own idiosyncrasies and flaws. “Why would you stay with me when I’m like this? How can I keep you with my habits?” she queries through voice modulation, teetering between a gorgeous, self-confident lilt and a dark, frantic urgency. “I can feel myself warring,” resigned to it, yet forging ahead, “Washing it out ’til it’s wide open.” The single is her second release via indie tastemaker label Arts & Crafts, as she preps for an EP this Fall.
v?x is unpacking a lifetime of emotion to construct a captivating and immersive world where she can reflect on love, womanhood, religion, and healing. Confirmed in the Lutheran church as a young teenager, the depression and self-doubt that stemmed from this early experience is sewn into the fabric of her art. This exploration of trauma is not only a personal journey, v?x is a beacon of light for others who are suffering, to make them feel less alone.
Following a series of self-released singles and covers (one of which went viral, reaching #8 of Spotify’s Global chart), v?x released her 2017 debut EP, I Was Born, and was invited to attend the Red Bull Music Academy in Berlin. Her complex and otherworldly approach to music has resulted in a deluge of glowing coverage from Pigeons & Planes, Complex, Interview Magazine, i-D, Saint Heron, Paper Magazine, NYLON, Consequence Of Sound, Vogue Germany, and recent print cover feature on Broccoli Magazine, as well as photo spreads in Notion and Schön Magazine.
READ MORE ABOUT THE SONG AT i-Dhttps://i-d.vice.com/en_us/article/zmjvn9/listen-to-vox-the-experimental-pop-artist-taking-us-to-church-on-i-am-not-a-god
LISTEN TO PREVIOUS SINGLE “I AM NOT A GOD”https://soundcloud.com/itsmevox/i-am-not-a-god