midwxst has announced his new EP, better luck next time., due March 16. The eight song EP will include the recently released single “riddle” and the brand new track “i know you hate me,” which arrives alongside the EP announcement with a video directed by Parker Corey.
Visuals for “i know you hate me” see midwxst in his home going through the motions of a breakup with pulsing lights at each bass blast.
Regarding “riddle,” midwxst said, “‘riddle’ is my most personal song I’ve made. I made it in Los Angeles in Whethan’s old house. The house overlooks downtown Los Angeles and makes the entire world surrounding it seem extensive beyond reach. The song itself is me dealing with the faults and concerns that occur on a daily basis, along with my luck with relationships. Sometimes I just feel like I’m in a middle ground where I can’t do anything besides sit and wallow in self-consciousness and wonder everything I’ve ever done wrong.”
The better luck next time. EP announcement and singles follow an eventful 2021 for midwxst that included the release of his EPs SUMMER03 and BACK IN ACTION, where in a celebratory review Pitchfork noted, “he sounds more confident than ever,” praising how the project shows him, “sharpening his style without losing the irreverence that makes up his volatile vision.” midwxst followed these releases with the drop of BACK IN ACTION 2.0., which showcased the artist collaborating with friends including aldn, lb66, Ravenna Golden, and Lonely God.
midwxst recently began 13-date tour across the United States with glaive that started on February 4 in Los Angeles with stops in Denver, Dallas, Atlanta, and New York City before it’s set to wrap up on February 26 in Chicago.
From the oft-overlooked state of Indiana, midwxst, born Edgar Sarratt III, is a genre-defier combining elements of hyperpop and digicore with hip-hop alongside candid lyrics that reveal he isn’t afraid to let his true feelings show.