In many ways m4x is the quintessential pop star in the making for the mid 2020’s. Starting to make music whilst at Manchester University in 2020 under the restrictions of subsequent COVID19 lockdowns, m4x busied himself learning the craft of song writing. Undeterred by the inability to go out play live or collaborate in person with like-minded musicians he learned how to write, play, produce and visualise his music himself. During this process he has created a sound, and aesthetic, that is at the same time a mish-mash of influences/styles and something purely his own.
m4x decided to isolate himself further in the Oxford countryside for a year following graduation to completely immerse himself in musical creation and art. This seclusion bore fruit in the form of hundreds of songs which were whittled down into three distinct projects. Armed with homemade guitars and drawing inspiration from the now significant three-year period in Manchester, m4x’s songs blend the reminder of an industrial city with the calmness of rural isolation.
Taking in downtime to paint in abandoned rooms, the landscape of his work further expanded as he ventured into visual storytelling. By writing, directing, filming, editing and producing his own music videos, he ensured a congruent narrative, resonating with both auditory and visual senses. Upon relocating to an abandoned primary school in Brixton London, his creative process took a turn into short-form content resulting in viral videos that captured audiences worldwide.
His upcoming EP ‘Escape the Fields’ is a collection of fast paced stories stemming from personal experience of embracing life after enforced isolation. The leading single “All This Time” (out now) speaks about how he randomly met a girl in a club, went travelling with her 4 days later and moved in with her shortly after returning, the results of which are TBC….
All This Time is available now on all digital platforms with the full EP being released by December 2023.