Simon XO is a 23-year-old singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist who combines explorative synths, tape loops, electric guitars, sampled drums and an aggressive vocal to create his own version of electro-pop. Originally from San Diego, Simon XO started playing trombone at a young age and by thirteen he was blasting it along to Neil Young, Led Zeppelin and Wilco albums. Realizing the dichotomy between his trombone playing and his desire to be a mainstream artist, Simon XO enrolled in USC’s Thornton School of Music to hone his craft.
After years of playing in various bands, Simon XO has release a number of singles that have garnered press such as Celeb Mix, EDM Sauce, and Idobi Radio, as well as radio stations like DASH Radio and 103.9FM. His affinity for combining lavish sounds with folk-style lyrics coupled with in-your-face drums and forceful synths, is sure to get fans on their feet. His debut EP, “Covering”, features productions that bend over backwards to reinforce themes of doubt, loved ones, and facing interpersonal fears in a world that makes it so easy to run away from them.
Simon XO stays true to himself throughout his creative exploration in his songs. “Covering” is strength, fragility, and magnificence all wrapped up into one EP.