Today, midwxst, born Edgar Sarratt III, shares the new song and video “Tic Tac Toe.” The latest single from the midwxst upstart displays his playful energy and spit-fire cadences as he weaves through 8-bit clicks and squishy toy squeaks. In tandem with the single, midwxst announces his EP BACK IN ACTION out September 15th via Geffen Records. The single and announcement follows the previously-released songs “Made It Back” and “Ruthless” along with his Summer03 EP released earlier this year.
Speaking about BACK IN ACTION midwxst shares, “A lot of people didn’t expect me to go the direction I did when I started working on this project. I tried my hardest to make what in my eyes was ‘good music’ and not allow others to say otherwise. I don’t really brag about my achievements that much, but this body of work represents the fun that I’m having, the people I’m surrounded by, and being proud of what I’ve accomplished so far. This is my victory lap after being absent in the music space for so long, and a message to the people who doubted me most. I’m not going anywhere, we’re just getting started.”
From the oft-overlooked state of Indiana, midwxst is a genre-defier combining hyperpop and digicore with hip-hop alongside candid lyrics that reveal he isn’t afraid to let his true feelings show. midwxst shares, “A lot of people expected me to be a trapper, rapping about guns and all the generic mainstream stuff. When I talk about how your own mental health and emotions can be the most dangerous thing you possess, especially as a teenager or young adult, people get such a different vibe from me and that’s what I strive for.” midwxst will be performing at Overcast N Friends on October 9th and Day N Vegas Festival November 12th – 14th.
Listen to and watch “Tic Tac Toe” above and stay tuned for more from midwxst coming soon.