Brimming with a musical talent far beyond his 24 years and being preternaturally gifted with an ear for a great vocal hook, Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Simon XO can’t help but wear his heart on his sleeve. Raised on a selection of musical greats as diverse as Pink Floyd, Stevie Wonder, Wilco, Radiohead, and Nirvana, the San Diego singer-songwriter got his start playing along to records on his trombone, eventually getting accepted into USC’s prestigious Thornton School of Music and majoring in popular music. From there, fueled and inspired by his hero Neil Young’s uncompromising artistic vision, Simon decided that his musical mandate would forever bear witness to a warm, winsome honesty and encouraging his fans with his recounting of instantly relatable life experiences.
In his latest “Tired Eyes”, Simon XO confronts the void and how it proves to be perpetually isolating. Emotive and introspective, this track intricately explores the complex questions that arise from life’s most difficult moments. XO’s soulful vocals highlight his quest for clarity amidst darkness and destruction while simultaneously grappling with the turmoil that exists within himself. Backed by soft synth sounds and XO’s gentle voice, “Tired Eyes” is a powerful track that stirs the heart.
Listen to Simon XO’s “Tired Eyes” below and connect with him on his social media.