MXMS (me and my shadow) is an alternative-pop outfit consisting of singer Ariel Levitan and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Dawson. Not too long ago, they released a music video for “Salvation Hurts”, a funeral pop tune from their “Funeral Pop I” EP.

MXMS – “Salvation Hurts” music video

“Salvation ain’t looking for me. I cut too many corners when God was asleep. Damnation tucked in my sleeve. I took too many drugs now I can’t see my feet.” – lyrics

The likable tune contains an abstract storyline, pleasing vocals, and energetic instrumentation flavored with alternative-rock elements.

Get acquainted with MXMS’s music by streaming their “Funeral Pop I” EP via Spotify. Also, the 6-track project includes the duo’s previous singles such as “Paris”, “After Night”, and “Gravedigger”.

MXMS – “Funeral Pop I” EP

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“’Salvation Hurts’ is written about how extraordinarily painful the process is to be free from ___________.” – Jeremy & Ariel

In 2013, Levitan and Dawson met in Los Angeles after Levitan moved from New York City. Harbored feelings and trauma each had hidden away for a lifetime floated to the surface during their studio sessions.

Each story, each moment in their lives they recorded into a lyric, song, and vision. Therefore, their music contains darkness, emotions, and honesty.

We recommend adding MXMS’s Salvation Hurts” single to your personal playlist. Also, let us know how you feel about it in the comment section below.

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