mxmtoon has released ‘mona lisa’, a new single from her sophomore album that will be released later this year. The artist known as Maia has also announced North American tour dates – find those below.
The single was released on streaming platforms on February 8 alongside art depicting the singer as the iconic Leonardo da Vinci painting.
The ukulele-driven song invites the listener to daydream, mxmtoon checking off references to several famous artists, including William Shakespeare and Frida Kahlo, as she sings: “I wanna be a Mona Lisa / The kinda girl that you can dream of”.
Listen to mxmtoon’s ‘mona lisa’ below.
The single is taken from mxmtoon’s upcoming sophomore album, which has yet to be given a release date.
In a statement, she said, “As someone who usually writes songs about other people, one of my ongoing questions is ‘will anyone ever write songs about me?’”
“‘mona lisa’ is about wanting to be the subject of the art for once instead of being the creator. I think we all daydream at some point in our lives of diving into our favourite stories and finding ourselves in the pages. We all deserve the chance to feel like we’re worthy of a spotlight every once in a while.”
mxmtoon has also announced a 2022 North American tour, including three dates in Canada, from May through June. She will be supported by Chloe Moriondo. See the full list of dates below and find more info on mxmtoon’s website.
mxmtoon’s 2022 North American tour dates are:
Monday 2 – Montreal, QC, Fairmount Theatre
Wednesday 4 – Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall
Thursday 5 – Detroit, MI, Majestic Theatre
Saturday 7 – Chicago, IL, House of Blues
Sunday 8 – Minneapolis, MN, Varsity Theatre
Tuesday 10 – Englewood, CO, The Gothic
Wednesday 11 – Salt Lake City, UT, Complex
Friday 13 – Vancouver, BC, Vogue Theatre
Saturday 14 – Portland, OR, Wonder Ballroom
Sunday 15 – Seattle, WA, Showbox Market
Tuesday 17 – San Francisco, CA, Regency
Friday 20 – Santa Ana, CA, The Observatory
Saturday 21 – Los Angeles, CA, Fonda
Tuesday 24 – San Diego, CA, House of Blues
Wednesday 25 – Phoenix, AZ, The Van Buren
Friday 27 – Dallas, TX, The Studio at The Factory
Saturday 28 – Austin, TX, Scoot Inn (Outdoors)
Sunday 29 – Houston, TX, White Oak Downstairs
Tuesday 31 – Orlando, FL, Beacham
Wednesday 1 – Atlanta, GA, The Loft
Friday 3 – Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club
Sunday 5 – Philadelphia, PA, Theatre of Living Arts
Tuesday 7 – New York, NY, Webster Hall
Friday 10 – Boston, MA, Royale
mxmtoon enjoyed a hugely successful 2020 with the release of her two EPs ‘Dawn’ and ‘Dusk’. She had previously released her debut EP ‘Plum Blossom’ in 2018, and her first full-length album ‘The Masquerade’ in 2019.
mxmtoon also does gaming streams on Twitch, and has provided the singing voice for protagonist Alex Chen from the video game Life Is Strange: True Colors, the third game from the Life Is Strange series.