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Review: Mexx Heart Shares Her Own Royal Story with New Single "London"

Raised in Memphis, Tennessee, indie artist Mexx Heart discovered her passion for music at a young age. When she was a child, her father would blast his favorites through the radio, heavily influencing her eclectic musical tastes. Inspired by artists like Green Day, Billy Idol, Taylor Swift and Van Halen, Heart has cultivated her own unique sound.

In the spring of 2020, Mexx released her first single entitled “Roses.” She released her following singles “Comatose” and “Skipping Stones” that September. In February 2021, she released a cover of Green Day’s “American Idiot,” which quickly became a fan favorite. She released her acoustic single “Another Chance,” a dedication to her brother whom was lost by suicide, on May 30, 2022.

In November of 2022, she released her highly popular single "Pretend," which showcased the introduction of her new sound. The single currently has over 20K streams on Spotify, with that number growing each day. She released her newest single "London" (co-written with Justine Blazer) on January 27, 2023.

With poetic lyrics like a silver spoon life trimmed with gold, dim jeweled lights and streets lined with holes, "London" tells the grim story of two extremely different worlds colliding.

"I sat down while on my lunch break at work one day in 2018 and opened the news app on my phone to see headlines for the next big royal wedding to take place; Prince Harry and Meghan Markle," Mexx explains. "Being American with little interest in British news, I suddenly sat up and saw my last relationship flash before my eyes - two people with completely different backgrounds, accusations, racism and loneliness. This dynamic hit home for me. A tragic love story now laid out where I could express my pain and trauma in a few verses and a chorus."

With "London," we see a softer, more vulnerable side of Mexx compared to her previous punk/rock releases. The song really unveils her delicate vocals and might be our favorite song of hers to date. With all the current buzz around the royal family and the release of Prince Harry's memoir "Spare," it seems like the perfect time for Mexx to spill her own share of tea through her music.

Mexx continues to leave her mark on the music industry, showcasing her skills both behind the mic and in the studio. She was nominated for a coveted Josie Music Award in 2021 and attended the 2022 Grammy Awards with producer Justine Blazer. She had the honor of performing at Barry Manilow’s Grammy afterparty as well, which took place at his luxury penthouse. Mexx plans to release a full album in early 2023, featuring a new sound influenced by Taylor Swift (“Folklore” and “Evermore”), The Band Camino and Drew Erwin.

You can connect with Mexx on Instagram and TikTok.


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