You’re going to feel the heat today with the Tropical R&B of Lexxicon. The Jamaican-Canadian artist is set to release his new album, Tropical R&B, tomorrow and we’re pumping up the anticipation this morning with the release of the music video to accompany the “Doing To Me” single. The colourful video was developed in part by Lexxicon, an artist who thrives on being involved in each component of the creative process. “Doing To Me” is the follow up single to “I Don’t Deserve You,” the first sample of music off of the new album that we were treated to last month.
The follow up to January’s Bachment Trap House, Lexxicon went into the writing and recording of Tropical R&B with the intention of creating a pure R&B album that incorporates many of his dancehall roots. Working alongside Ontario-based producer Eber, Lexxicon sought to explore themes of loneliness, the hunger for acceptance, and relying on intimate connections as a mechanism for temporary relief. In presenting this record, he plans to lead an entire movement built around tropical R&B as a sub-genre that will leave a lasting impression on the global music scene.
Commenting on the development of both the song and the video, Lexxicon said, “This video was directed by myself and Alliston Davis, and filmed by Chris Prince, we had the idea of focusing on the energy of the song and really wanted to showcase confidence in being loved, enjoying love and feeling free. Alliston and I wrote the song together and it was only fitting that we did the video together which we planned in two days over the phone and Whatsapp. We had so much fun going around the city to find the perfect spots and envisioning the shots we wanted. Working with Prince is always amazing, he always understands my vision and the editing is always on point. Overall this video is about having fun being confident and embracing who you are.”
A truly international artist, Lexxicon has been successful in appealing to people and cultures all over the world, thanks to his creative blend of various genres with his Jamaican roots, and mainstream R&B and hip-hop. He specializes in the writing of catchy, up-tempo songs, finding motivation in the works of well-established urban artists such as Sean Paul, Tory Lanez, Stefflon Don, and Wizkid.
Lexxicon’s appeal has been particularly vibrant in Toronto, the city he has called home since his teenage years. He has been a featured attraction at several local shows and festivals, including Afro Fest, Kothu Fest, T-Dot Fest, Canadian Music Week, and Culture Shock Block Party. With his dedicated work ethic and the growing support among his peers, Lexxicon is determined to turn as many of you into tropical R&Bers as possible.