Utilizing sounds found in both hyperpop and hip-hop, midwxst definitely has proved his knack for genre-bending — heard throughout his latest album SUMMER03. Working with other teenage phenoms in glaive, aldn and ericdoa, midwxst’s appeal not only lies within his vibrant and boisterous production, but also in his introspective, emotional lyricism. He’s previously cited XXXTENTACION and Juice WRLD as influences — channeling their intrinsically raw sound into his own.
“Made It Back” is a prime example of how far “rage beats” have come in just a short few months. Other tracks in SSGKobe’s “MIA” and TyFontaine’s “Right My Wrongs” continue to assert the new wave’s signature style. Midwxst is no stranger to blending sounds, as the track’s shrill synths and 808-heavy production guide him through his pain. He executes the rage-inspired song to its full potential, crooning heartfelt lyrics about overcoming his fears, his darkest moments and pays tribute to the person and artist he’s blossoming into.
Two years ago, I never thought I’d be alive
Tears fallin’ out my eyes, every night I always cried
Don’t know what I sacrificed, kinda like my life was a lie
But I got back up and tried, now I’m turnin’ up all night, yeahmidwxst – “Made It Back”
His previous single “Ruthless” feels like a prelude to the vibe “Made It Back” brings forth — leaning more on his emo-rap prowess than his hyperpop pocket. While midwxst continues to develop both his sound and catalogue, be sure to keep an eye out for hip-hop’s hyperpop sensation as he keeps leveling up.