Pigeons & Planes: midwxst Is Staying Grounded as His Career Reaches New Heights

midwxst emerged from the hyperpop scene but is evolving with each release, taking inspiration from world-building artists like Tyler, The Creator and A Tribe Called Quest. Never afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve or tackle difficult topics like mental health and depression, the young artist is staying down to earth as his career takes off.

Few artists have had the luxury of charting, signing to a major label like Geffen Records, or playing huge festival stages as a teenager. midwxst can barely believe it himself.

“I was never the coolest kid in the class. If you look back four years ago and said that this kid’s music’s going to go crazy, I wouldn’t have believed it all. At all. But life catches you off-guard, and sometimes you have to follow your heart and follow what’s in front of you,” he tells us.

The Indiana-raised artist who has resided everywhere from Connecticut to Belgium paved his own way in the digicore/SoundCloud scene, crafting tracks like the glitchy 2021 hyperpop single “Trying” as a high schooler.

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