The first track from LSDXOXO’s highly anticipated first album, which will be released later this year, has been announced. An upbeat pop/punk influenced anthem, ‘DRaiN’ showcases the Berlin-based artist’s more sensitive side.
American born and Berlin based, LSDXOXO stormed onto the scene in 2018 with his Body Mods album that featured an array of obscure styled tracks that have since become his staple sound and remain essential tools in many DJs arsenals today. His blend of trap, pop and dance music make his sound distinct and give it depth with influences from the most unlikely of places.
In recent times LSDXOXO has been dipping his toes in more techno influenced sounds, but the New Yorker remains experimental in his oeuvre. A recent collaboration with VTSS was met with high plaudits and was a profound portrayal of the queer community in Berlin in 2021.
On ‘DRaiN’ he unveils the vulnerable side of LSDXOXO, offering to his younger self the piece of pop-punk he needed in his teenage years in the 2000s considering love-themed music on queer individuals was almost not represented in pop culture back then, and still not enough today.
“I wanted to make a piece of music that spoke to me in my adolescence how I wish I had been spoken to through pop culture in my formative years. (…) There were little-to-no showcased examples of gay love (especially alternative and black) in pop music back then, so I made this song to send back in time to baby LSDXOXO.“