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Toronto’s Lexxicon has a fantastic new EP out today, and we couldn’t be more stoked to premiere it! The Canadian-Jamaican artist wrote Tropical R&B during quarantine/lockdown, when he (like many of us) was feeling especially isolated and lonely.

“The theme for the EP is escape, but, despite trying to runway, we always take our human nature with us which eventually leads to the same feelings of isolation and pain. We must learn to live with pain and love simultaneously,” he says. “While traveling through this EP, you may notice themes of loneliness, cravings to belong and be accepted, and the use of intimate connections as a temporary means of relief.”

And the title of the EP says it all; the blend of R&B and dancehall vibes offers a perfect sonic encapsulation of the of the past few months, with the former leaning into the heaviness of the moment, the latter pulling it back from the edge just enough.

(Essentially, if this isn’t the soundtrack for Summer 2020, we don’t know what is.)

We hope you enjoy listening as much as we have, but there’s only one way to find out: