From TikTok sensation to making a strong artistic presence in a matter of months, Jxdn, even though he’s released only 2 songs and both in 2020, has generated over 24 million streams per track on Spotify. Although one cannot deny the influence that new artists social media presence can help nowadays when it comes to streaming, as Jxdn is a perfect example with 3.4 million Instagram followers and over 7 million on TikTok. After listening to Jxdn’s rock infused Machine Gun Kelly styled tracks, you cannot deny the incredible musical talent as well.
Not our traditional ‘Hip Hop risers’ article, rather truly a modern rock artist you can hear the influence within the guitar, tone, lyrics and lack of a continuous 808 drum in Jxdn’s production. Dating back to May 11th, Jxdn released Comatose which left his usual TikTok fans a little stunned as the track was a grungy, metal infused rock/pop styled anthem. The chorus features Jxdn screaming “I don't care enough to miss you,” as he explains he's “been through” too much and just can’t find the reasons to miss someone who “played victim” when they weren’t. Thus forcing Jxdn’s heart to become “Comatose,” pun intended.
The second release Angels & Demons is another equally as deep, yet lyrical rock influenced song mixed with a bit more of a post-modern sound. You’ll hear Jxdn singing to “fuck me like a rockstar” as he’s going crazy dancing on cop cars. The song can be used to explain the constant, and quick, ups and downs of a famous “rockstar” lifestyle and the invisible reckless rush one can experience in the process.
In today's age, it's not often you see a rock artist (of any influence) in some ways on top especially in the social media sphere. While Jxdn’s music career hasn’t quite touched or matched up to his TikTok superstardom just yet, one can expect to see this happen soon as more and more artists begin to pick up management deals thanks to the popular app itself. Above all, rock is making a slow comeback with the more commonly heard guitar sound among artists like MGK, POORSTACY, Iann Dior, and many others.
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