Quick Thoughts: northxix caught our attention at the tail end of 2020 when he released where will you go? and wasn’t it fun, his first two singles on streaming services. His infectious sound - a stirring combination of pop, hip-hop, and rock - made him a name to watch almost immediately. With his first release of 2021, wakemeup, northxix once again offers a genre-bending track that will be playing on repeat for weeks to come.
wakemeup sounds like a classic punk-rock song at first, as an ominous electric guitar plays and the 20 year-old sings, “I spoke to the devil in LA, anything you want just say / Now all my friends are dead, she said, ‘I wish you the best.’” Throughout the rest of the track, northxix introduces trap drums and autotunes his voice, giving his dark, moody lyrics the punch that they deserve. This is a song that is in perfect harmony with itself, thanks to his masterful production. There’s no denying that northxix is special, a complete artist capable of packing a song with all of his emotion and passion, all while maintaining his smashing sound. Remember the name. Stream the track on Spotify: