mxmtoon, “the idea of you (revisited)”

mxmtoon Shares “the idea of you (revisited)”
mxmtoon Photo by Joelle Grace Taylor

mxmtoon recently announced plum blossom (revisited), a reconsideration of the early songs that propelled her to fame. Following the release of “feelings are fatal (revisited)”, mxmtoon shares another taste of the reimagined project with “the idea of you (revisited).”

“When I was first deciding to do plum blossom (revisited), one of the songs I was most excited about revisiting was ‘the idea of you,’” mxmtoon says of the track. “I always felt that song had so much potential to feel bigger than I could make it when I was 17 and I’m so glad I was able to make that happen on the revisited version. So much of the lyricism still rings true to me as an adult, so it’s so fun to have this version that still thematically feels relevant to me but is so much more sonically exciting! I’m so stoked for people to hear this one and hope they feel as much joy listening to it as I do.”

Working exclusively with women on the production was incredibly important to Maia who tapped Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs) as co-producer, as engineer as well as Laura Sisk (Lana Del Rey and Lorde) for mixing. She spent two weeks at Oakland’s Tiny Telephone Studios. Garbus is a playful collaborator, and at one point, had Maia bang out a beat by slapping two books together, which wasn’t a far cry from the original techniques employed on plum blossom. “I wanted the production on this new version to be elevated, but I also didn’t want to lose the childlike sense of wonder that limited resources can produce,” Maia says.

mxmtoon will also be embarking on a tour starting in November with a show in London, returning to the US in December hitting cities such as Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and more. These shows are designed to be intimate and special with Maia playing solo and in much smaller rooms to enhance the connection between Maia and her fans. This mini tour hitting several major markets will be another unforgettable chapter in mxmtoon’s already unique career.


11/27 – Omeara – London, UK *SOLD OUT*
12/6 – Barboza – Seattle, WA *SOLD OUT*
12/8 – Cafe du Nord – San Francisco, CA *SOLD OUT*
12/9 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA *SOLD OUT*
12/12 – SPACE – Evanston, IL *SOLD OUT*
12/14 – The Red Room @ Cafe 939 – Boston, MA *SOLD OUT*
12/15 – Roulette – Brooklyn, NY *SOLD OUT*


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