By: Michael Beas
Indie-pop artist Quinn XCII has emerged as one of the year's most exciting new artists. Growing up in Detroit, Quinn XCII was raised on the city’s Motown musical history, fueling a passion for myriad musical genres from rock to reggae to funk to hip-hop. Three years ago, as a sophomore at Michigan State, QuinnXCII began to write and record his own music, quickly becoming a college mixtape sensation. Traveling frequently to Ann Arbor to record new material with his childhood friend producer ayokay, Quinn XCII began to craft his own laid-back sound that drew on hip-hop, electronic, and tropical influences. His debut EP, Change of Scenery, was released in May, garnering wide acclaim and millions of online streams, and setting the stage for his first label release "Stung". With its thoughtful songwriting, classic upbeat piano riffs, and bass-driven chorus, "Stung" is poised to continue to elevate Quinn's rising star.
Taste and Tone is a monthly singles label curated by voracious music listeners with the help of their major label affiliations. The game plan is simple: regardless of genre, to find great songs and help get them heard by the most people. Great songs speak for themselves, we want to help new artists speak a bit louder.
This track is currently #1 on HypeM, and is the fourth in a series of remixes Quinn XCII has decided to leak every few days leading up to the official release of the remix pack, out on Spotify/iTunes on December 11. If you're out shopping this Black Friday and need a track to take you away this is the one for you…
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