Mixing up garage rock with some bubblegum pop production and catchy riffs, Xuan reminds me of a lower-fi Mitski in the making. A daughter to Vietnamese parents, living in Dallas, she wrote her new single ‘Not the Man’ when living in Ireland with her ex. Pulling from various backgrounds and cultures seems to help the melting pop of genres as her voice has a delicate precision to each note, whilst the music is much more fluid and free flowing.
Enjoy the music video for ‘Not the Man’ below. There are some parts of this video that make Xuan look like Natasha Khan – I actually did a brief double take! ‘Have Some Fun’, Xuan’s debut album – is out now.
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