LA’s XTAXY drives with character and darkness on this electronically charged, alternative pop-rock offering.
Featuring multiple layers of distorted synths and a gritty, industrial-style rhythm, NOT WHO YOU WANTED introduces the artist in a notably striking way.
The vocal-line meanders through various sections, occasionally blending melody and rap for an intense build-up towards the ultimate resolve of the hook. In addition, the accompanying video brings in some equally colourful, striking and unpredictable scenes, depicting XTAXY lost in the moment, in the performance, and this furthers the clear sense of identity that the song introduces.
Blending an already unique style with an intriguing subject matter and a clear sense of carefree creativity, NOT WHO YOU WANTED drives with an alternative pop core and strong production. The whispered verses contrast well with the heavier hit of the chorus, and ultimately the track and video make sure to leave their mark.