Hailing from Montreal, Quebec, producer, singer-songwriter, and versatile recording artist Dax Henri releases his bold and anthemic single, "Serious."
The Montreal-based performer began delving into music at an early age by pulling from inspirations in the realms of pop, hip-hop, r&b, and rock. Now, best residing under the sounds of valued commercial pop blended with emotional alternative, Dax Henri continues to draw from vastly different genres to portray the cathartic sensation of using music as a therapeutic outlet.
Dax Henri gave it all he's got in a new passionate single entitled "Serious," where he reminds someone special that this ongoing situationship they have doesn't have to be serious. Instead of fueling the experience with unnerving emotion and wondering where it may end, Dax Henri channels the utmost optimism to help both parties relax and live in the moment.
Hitting play on "Serious," we're greeted with warm synth melodies alongside tapping electronic drums and more airy synths that heat the sonic atmosphere. As Dax Henri makes his breathy and bright vocal appearance, he immediately jumps in with the utmost passion while reminding his lover not to overthink what they have, just enjoy the moment without a care in the world.
We adore Dax Henri's anthemic performance in this hit; his catchy hook and chilling electronic soundscapes perfectly complement each other to enhance the song's carefree and soul-soothing vibe. Taking us around the hook one last time, Dax Henri drops his heartfelt words alongside the dynamic electronic/alternative sonics and instrumentation to end the song with a bang.
Remember, not everything needs to be so "Serious." Find Dax Henri's new single on all digital streaming platforms.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Dax Henri. We adore the vibrant production and heartfelt words in your latest hit, "Serious." What inspired you to create such an honest piece like this?
Everything I write comes from the situations and emotions I’m living at the time. I never plan out what I’m going to write a song about. At that time, I had just come out of a two-year long-distance relationship, and Serious started coming to life the moment I met someone else. I must have had a fear of starting something new. In the end, it ended up being a song about the fear of starting a new relationship and a little bit about the previous one that left me with a few scars.
Was it difficult to write your genuine and vulnerable lyrics for "Serious?" Or was this more of a therapeutic process?
Writing, performing music, editing videos, and taking photos are always therapeutic processes for me. I wouldn’t be the person I am if I couldn't do those things. I never plan on what a song is going to be about. Once I have a solid idea, whether it be a verse or a chorus, I’ll just loop that and freestyle until I land on a melody or phrase I like. At some point I realize, “Oh, I’m writing about this I guess!” Lol, that’s where the therapeutic part comes in. It’s almost as though my subconscious takes over and I end up having to face the things I’ve been avoiding without realizing it.
Why did you want to tie in such an exciting and warm sonic atmosphere for "Serious"? How does your bright production help enhance the song's message?
"Serious" started with the piano loop, and I built everything around that if I remember correctly. I came up with the main hook, then came all the background vocals. Once I had that, I felt it needed to be as open and airy as possible. Ironically, it’s actually a positive song about letting go. “It doesn’t need to be Serious, Dax! Lol, just be in the moment and enjoy what’s happening right now.” I felt keeping it a bright production would accentuate the emotion of the song.
Could you tell us a bit more about yourself and what you strive to represent as an artist? How do songs like "Serious" help us get to know you?
My Facebook bio used to simply read “Lost, but Hopeful.” Life is about learning, trial, and error, so, to answer your question, I strive to be an honest person/artist. I always follow and write what is true in my life and in my heart. If people like it and can relate to it, that’s great. One of the great things I got out of the pandemic and all the craziness that is happening around us right now is that music isn’t just a hobby for me, it’s just who I am. When everything felt like it was falling apart, the idea of not making music was the only thing that really scared me. Serious, was just a little snippet of a moment I went through in the last two years to help with my personal growth, and to help me be just that little bit less lost.