Toronto-based artist Lexxicon releases a video for his latest single, “Paradise”, from his latest EP, Tropical R&B.
“Paradise” is a track about looking for somewhere to escape to. It highlights Lexxicon’s “search for a place where he no longer has to feel shame, pain, or manipulation, unveiling some of the layered themes within the project.” Lexxicon explains, “I don’t know if paradise really exists, but I know it would look and feel like a place where I wasn’t judged, wasn’t mistreated due to difference but celebrated and loved. Everyone wants a place to belong, a place to call home, a place that will feel like their own personal paradise.”
Keeping his inspiration in mind, Lexxicon explains the video concept: “I wanted the visuals to reflect that so I chose different locations in Toronto that looked like a vacation where you couldn’t see any of the city. I wanted it to look like It was somewhere tropical to match the vibe of the song. Overall, the visual just showcases me walking and looking around trying to find something to fill the void. I think the contrast of vacation- like visuals with the up-tempo production, and the sad longing lyrics is just the combination that I wanted to showcase how beautiful and terrible conflicting emotions can be.” The video was filmed by 6ception and directed by Lexxicon himself.
This single is a sneak peek of the tracks on Lexxicon’s EP, Tropical R&B. With this EP, “Lexxicon set out to create an R&B record that infuses his dancehall roots. Themes highlight the desire to escape reality, the world, and negative feelings. Lyrics explore loneliness, craving belonging, and acceptance, and using intimate connections as a temporary means of relief.”
Lexxicon sure is making the most of his Summer, with two singles released and a new EP. Make sure to take some time to check out the video for “Paradise”, his latest accomplishment.
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