mxmtoon Fulfills Dream Of Performing For 88rising At Head In The Clouds Thought+Photos: Mxmtoon at 88 Rising's Head In The Clouds 8/20/22
LOS ANGELES, CA–
“…Pure joy. That’s the only way to describe mxmtoon’s performance at Head In The Clouds. I think a lot of that joy derived from Maia (p/k/a “mxmtoon”) basking in the excitement of being able to perform for 88rising’s Head In The Clouds Festival. After her performing her first song, her hit “Falling for U”, she admitted to the audience that this was her first time at Head In The Clouds. After performing “sad disco”, she took a moment to reflect on how important this moment was for her, and how 88rising was such a big part of her wanting to pursue music. How she attended a show that 88rising put together in San Fransisco explaining, “I remember looking at the people on that stage and thinking, ‘Oh my gosh, I hope that one day I can perform among people like them,” with “them” being people of Asian heritage.
She further explained that she just wanted to be, “surrounded by people who were so proud of their culture. To be by people who were proud of the music that they made. To be excited with people who were excited to share that music with each other.” This performance was more than just another 30-minute set for mxmtoon.
mxmtoon’s energy was infectious. She may have had the smallest case of nerves, but you could help but fall in love with the way she engaged the audience and playfully danced about the stage to her music. Her energy was present from the jump when she sprinted onto the stage almost passing by her mic. Whether she performed high-energy songs (like “sad disco” or “coming of age”) to more downtempo mellow numbers (like “bon iver”) her quirky indie-pop couldn’t help but leave on your face.
If you looking for an audio Lily Allen-like pick-me-up to get you through a midafternoon lull, I can’t recommend enough giving mxmtoon a flier and pressing play on one of her playlists. Pure joy…”