Today mxmtoon, also known as Maia, is sharing a new track titled “bon iver,”, it’s the first new music we are hearing from the 20-year-old singer-songwriter since the release of her dawn EP this spring and hails a new chapter for the singer-songwriter.
“bon iver” charms with it’s elegant and swirling guitars, a song perfect for late summer evenings. It follows the release earlier this week of the video for “almost home,” off mxmtoon’s recent dawn EP. The videos signify the closing of a chapter and the start of another with “almost home” being the final song from dawn and “bon iver” hailing a new musical era for mxmtoon.
On the video “almost home” Maia tells us “right now we find ourselves in uncharted waters, unsure of how to navigate to shore. as i’ve spent my quarantine with my family, i’ve watched in awe of the resiliency of my younger cousins. a five and eight year old who have maintained their optimism and wonder for a world that seems otherwise terrifying. the “almost home” music video is meant to encapsulate the spirit of curiosity that i think we could all benefit from as we grow up and come across challenges. the world may be scary and bleak, but finding the voice of your five year old self may be the answer to getting through the hard moments.”
For “bon iver” she continues “when we think of nightfall, we often associate it to the “end” of something. the “bon iver” music video is meant to counter that notion, and to spark thought over the possibilities that are ahead instead. a day does not just end when the sun goes down, you continue to find wonder and joy despite the dark, and a whole other world awaits you as the moon glides overhead. new beginnings are not limited to a rising sun, your world is what you make it whenever you choose to begin.”
Praise for mxmtoon:
mxmtoon’s music has the intimate, conversational folk-pop simplicity of the Moldy Peaches or Regina Spektor, mixed with the Gen-Z, postgenre bedroom instincts of Clairo, girl in red and Beabadoobee
– The New York Times
“The lyrics could sound didactic in other hands, but they’re delivered with the tenderness and feather-lightness of a young person discovering these things for the first time — and meaning them.”
– Time Magazine