Often penning transparent lyrics that detail his experiences, Red Bull Records signee, Blxst assures his fan base that everything gets better with time. To attest this, he uses his cities signature sound in means of interjecting pep into melancholic topics. At the same token, Blxst turns to this musical styling to show fans that he will never forget where he’s come from.
Blxst began his solo music career in Los Angeles in 2015 after writing, producing, and sharpening his sound. Following this, he released his first single “Who Would’ve Thought” in 2016, and his smash hit “Hurt” in 2019, which surpassed four million streams. As a well-established artist and producer, Blxst’s artistry continues to ascend.
From self-editing his music videos and artwork to mixing and mastering his music, these talents have allowed him to work with iconic West Coast musical figures, including DJ Mustard, YG, and Kendrick Lamar, to name a few. More recently, he’s worked with Mozzy on his single “I Ain’t Perfect,” as well as Bino Rideaux on “Brand New.”
Blxst’s recent project, No Love Lost, is an 8-track effort that sees the musician in a retrospective state as he unveils the ups and downs of prior/budding relationships. Additionally, the project brings light to Blxst’s fighting spirit when it’s time to let bygones be bygones. Each track seemingly meshes well, primarily because of Blxst’s soft range and rhythmic soundscapes.
“This EP was inspired by the challenges I face as an upcoming artist, dealing with the pressures of separation for elevation,” says Blxst of the release via Red Bull Record’s website. “Being that music is my therapy, I wanted to get this off my chest, no love lost… no hard feelings.”
Sonically, Blxst sticks to his roots as he pairs g-funk arrangements with 2000-styled R&B offerings. He also makes sure to crossover between a melodic and bouncy cadence. Currently, he has visuals to assist tracks “Overrated,” “No Love Lost,” and “Be Alone.”
In all of its one-minute and forty-six seconds glory, “No Love Lost” sees Blxst saying bid adieu to those who don’t understand why he works around the clock. The goal at hand is for him to “get that bag and leave that trail.” In turn, Blxst commits to working day in and day out for his future.
“Girl, I still ain’t touched my prime/Can’t just sit back and recline,” he delivers.
As the song goes on, Blxst unveils that he’s lost a few close friends along the way. Still, he has to keep it pushing.
“Fell out with friends, I’m like ‘oh well’/If you my dog, we D4L/I try to reach out, I can tell/That pride will keep you in your shell/ I understand we fall and fail,” he sings. This tune, in particular, carries an R&B beat akin to the 2000s.
“Overrated” carries a bit of that West Coast bounce we all know and love. Subsequently, the soundscape takes on a warm R&B form. Between lyrics, Blxst informs a woman he’s feeling that titles aren’t a necessity. In fact, the singer is willing to take his time with her while she figures out what this encounter is.
“What’s understood don’t need to be complicated, ayy/You know we good, no reason to be explainin’/Just give me loyalty, ’cause love is overrated, yeah, yeah, yeah,” he sings.
Elsewhere, Blxst admits while it’s hard to be open at times, he’s willing to for the woman who’s captivated his heart.
“Heart on my sleeve, but got a problem with wearing it/ Time ain’t free, so if you got it, then cherish it/You know the code, never switch, my love been legit/You know I’ma go all out for my (Sheesh),” he expresses.
“Be Alone” couples a sample from Aaliyah‘s “I Don’t Wanna” with playful hip-hop elements. In the song, Blxst speaks about a relationship that becomes sour because of his hectic schedule. Although he “be hoping that the vibe never ends,” his love interest feels a way because his time is often limited. As a result, he tries to get to the bottom of things, hoping that the two can reconcile.
“You signed up, said you’d ride to the end, yeah/But you don’t wanna be alone/If it’s something on your mind, let me in (Let me know),” he sings in the chorus.
Before the song ends, Blxst iterates that she knew what to expect when dating him. Subsequently, he explains that he would never deceive her because she’s the realest on his side.
Listen to No Love Lost by Blxst below: