“Dawn” is a mature, graceful evolution of mxmtoon’s beloved bedroom roots.
Mxmtoon rose to fame with little more than a ukelele and a desire to express herself.
And though she’s still just 19 years old, mxmtoon has come a long way from the cheeky self-deprecation of “1-800-DATEME” and the high school-inspired anxiety of her popular single “Prom Dress” — but her keen sense of self, lighthearted humor, and knack for piercingly relatable songwriting have all remained.
Indeed, “Dawn” is just seven songs, but the EP is saturated with wonder and sophisticated optimism.
The opening track, “Fever Dream,” is like if your ears could understand the sun streaming through your window on a Saturday morning. “1, 2” is a bright, poppy highlight that feels tailor-made for bedroom dance parties. The EP ends with “Almost Home,” a deeply sophisticated, accessible meditation on moving forward while staying grounded.
“With ‘Dawn,’ I can see myself more in the grand scheme of the music sphere and be like, ‘OK, yeah. My sound kind of matches up with a lot of people that I listen to now, and in my own free time,'” the singer-songwriter recently told Insider.