A highlight of the new EP is the song «Ok On Your Own» a gorgeous collaboration with the revered and critically acclaimed Carly Rae Jepsen. Maia tells us «I was beyond excited to work on this track and have it be graced by Carly Rae Jepsen, someone who stands for empowerment and knows the themes of love and loneliness all too well. my hope for the song is that «Ok On Your Own» can let people know that vulnerability is never something to be afraid of, and admitting you need time for yourself and support from a friend is sometimes a necessary».
She continues «sometimes relationships aren’t meant to work. it’s a bitter reality that many of us come to terms with at one point or another, but we all have to realise our own self worth before letting certain people into our lives! ‘Ok On Your Own’ is your reminder that stepping away from a relationship isn’t a sign of weakness, but rather one of strength!»
The song’s release is another major moment for an artist who continues to go from strength to strength, and not only as a songwriter, producer, musician, actor, designer and gamer. Next week will launch the first episode of her new daily podcast titled «365 days with mxmtoon» where each day for an entire year the Oakland-raised, Brooklyn-based artist will take you through the most interesting, weird, and funny events of that day in history.
«365 days with mxmtoon» isn’t the first time mxmtoon has dipped her toes in the podcast world. Last year she released the hugely successful 21 days with mxmtoon from Spotify Studios. Released in partnership with Talkhouse the first episode will be launching September 14th and you can subscribe to daily episodes here.
The world’s changed a lot since dawn was released, and so has mxmtoon’s life. She recently turned 20 years old and, along with continuing to work on music, has dove headlong into the digital world by using her voice as an activist through social media platforms like TikTok, Twitch, and Discord and people are listening. Already her music has amassed almost half a billion streams and she has more than 4 million followers across her socials, including 2.2M on TikTok, 750K on YouTube and 75K on Twitch.