MXMS (Me and My Shadow) consists of singer Ariel Levitan and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Dawson. Not too long ago, they released a music video for their “What’s My Name” single.
MXMS – “What’s My Name” single
“This song is a snapshot into the racing mind in harrowing and traumatizing moments. Words pierce. Feelings get hurt. And we are left desperate for solutions. There is a solution, and that is love.” – MXMS
‘What’s My Name’ tells the disturbing tale of a depressed young girl who regrets being born.
Oftentimes, she cries when no else is around, and her insecurities make her feel inadequate in social environments.
Later, she experiences suicidal thoughts. To end her unhappiness, she contemplates blowing her brains to smithereens.
“I was the painfully shy girl in school that used to walk the hallways hugging the wall. And I prayed that no one would notice me. I would constantly hope that one day I wouldn’t be seen as a moving target. Because I know what it’s like to eat lunch in a bathroom stall. I know what it’s like to want to fit in so desperately that you’ll do just about anything.” – Ariel Levitan
The moving tune is auto-biographical, for both Levitan and Dawson.
The narrative describes the intrusive thoughts of a young girl who was left behind by her biological parents. Now, she must grapple with her fears and insecurities while enduring relentless bullying on a daily basis.
“My momma had sex, made a mess she regrets. I’ve been through enough sh*t, just leave me alone. Boy, what’s my name? Is it slut? Am I strange? Girl, what’s my name? Is it weirdo? Am I gay? Teacher, why are you laughing at me. Laughing at me again?” – lyrics
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