RGM Introducing – CXL MXCK

Hiya,  thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.

What made you decide to become an artist?

I guess I’ve always felt like I wanted to be someone to entertain, as a kid I was always performing in some way. When I released music was and was all I wanted to do, I was about 14, I wanted to be a rockstar. 

How do you think the government have looked after the the night time economy / live gig circuit?

To be honest it’s been a shit show. Not that this was something that could have ever been expected but jeez, it’s like night life has literally been thrown to the kerb. As someone who’s been gigging for years I’ve never felt more like a loner because my entire support system is threatened. 

What have you been doing during lock down?

Oh good question, hmmm, wrote a song. Wrote another song. Wrote a couple more songs. You get the idea haha. As much as this lockdown has utterly been the most awful experience of mine or anyone s life, I have to say I’ve developed as a musician massively in the last 12 months. 

How has it effected your mental health?

At first, god, I was damn suicidal. Like for real, I’ve always struggled and felt like alone a lot of my life but then damn, lockdown. In hein sight it’s opened my eyes to how much family and friends are important. Mental health is so important to me and I think to all young people and I want to normalise and open up the conversation for depression. 

So tell me a little bit about you and what you like doing for fun?

I’m a sucker for a walk. And a horror movie, I love VHS man. Something about a tiny blurry screen. Proper butters my biscuit haha. 

Whats one question you’re sick of being asked when interviewed?

Urm, that’s actually a tough one. Probably, “Who do you sound like” I struggle to identify my music into a genre, it’s alternative for sure, but what is alternative really? All of my songs are so different in genre and style. But it’s a good open question I guess. 

Who is inspiring you at the minute?

Musically and lyrically, defiantly Lewis capaldi. The guy has such a deep and hard hitting way with words and I love that. Style wise it’s defiantly Harry styles and YUNGBLUD. Those guys are changing the industry and I am so for it and want to be a part of it. 

If your fans could remember one thing about you what would it be?

That I never gave up. That I worked my ass off until the end. I wanna do this forever and my fans are my legacy. I love them and I just wanna make them proud. 

What useless talent do you have/ party trick? 

I can do that crazy dance move, the one where you jump over the leg… well I say this, I’ve ended up on my arse a few times. 

What was the most fun you have had on stage?

Gotta be when I was 16 on stage, shirtless, getting handed shots on stage by my college buds. Never felt more like a rockstar. 

What was the worst experience on stage?

Oooof, I once played a pub doing covers when I was about 17/18. I took a break to have a smoke and stuff… when I got back in they’d turned the jukebox on as loud as possible and said “it’s okay we have music, you don’t need to go back up there”. Ego took a hit that day haha.

Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about? 

I actually lived in Germany for 6 years… people are always surprised when I say that. Oh and I’m allergic to chicken….yeah that’s one I love explaining … not 

Who would you like to duet with? And why

Defiantly bring me the horizon or a heavier musician. I know bring me have done loads of collabs this year and I love that. Either that or real opera singer, Luke Barcelona with Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe. It could go one way or the other 

Right now, whats pissing you of the most? (Cant say the virus 🙂 

Gotta be toxic masculinity dude. I hate that people try to put people in boxes. Also young woman being told to look, act a certain way. It’s such a strange time with us just coming out the trump era and I hope myself and fellow artist work towards a world where people are welcomed and praised for their own personality and interest. 

I hear you have a new single brewing, what can you tell us about it?

So yeah, Mushroom Treatment. This song was written after I’d hastily moved out with a buddy into a house I used to live in with my ex… yeah, dick move. But it’s just about feeling completely worthless and alone. Which I think fits in with the vibes of 2020. 

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

Love eachother, love your family, friends, dogs cats, yourself! Love you all 

Thanks for doing us today folks, all the best and keep in touch.