midwxst has shared a brand new single and video, “Bluffing.” The track reveals an evolved sonic territory for midwxst with funk and pop-influenced grooves and catchy melodies.
The new song arrives coupled with visuals directed by Zach Madden, beginning with midwxst on the set of his recently shared video for “Care” while the camera follows him behind the scenes as he moves from video shoot to photoshoot, never stopping.
The heartbroken tune find midwxst crooning over surprisingly upbeat instruments. He sings, “I ain’t really one for love, but I might give it a shot/ Never show what I’ve been going through, but it’s been a lot, oh/ I ain’t one for conversations, don’t like to talk, but/ But these memories are stuck in my thoughts and/ I cannot get you out.”
2021 has been a busy and successful year for midwxst. “Bluffing” follows closely behind his latest offerings “Shame” and “Care” as well as his EP 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.”
Over the 8-track project, midwxst hones in on his genre-fusing, playful sound including previously released singles “Slide” featuring ericdoa and Slump6s, “Tic Tac Toe,” “Made It Back,” and “All Talk.”
From the oft-overlooked state of Indiana, midwxst, born Edgar Sarratt III, is a genre-defier combining hyperpop and digicore with hip-hop alongside candid lyrics that reveal he isn’t afraid to let his true feelings show. midwxst shares, “A lot of people expected me to be a trapper, rapping about guns and all the generic mainstream stuff. When I talk about how your own mental health and emotions can be the most dangerous thing you possess, especially as a teenager or young adult, people get such a different vibe from me and that’s what I strive for.”