Xanity is a professional artist who was born in Dallas Texas, and raised in Houston Texas. Xanity is a huge advocate for the LGBTQ community and activist for people who struggles with mental health. Reasons? She can personally relate to both communities, as she lives the struggles they endure! Growing up as a kid with Cerebral Palsy, she was never really known as the “cool kid” in school so she stuck with the only thing she knew; music. Xanity strips away any transparency in her artistry as she gets vulnerable with her listeners.
The heart-rendering single “Sorry” featuring Morgan Bronner had the the most powerful lyrical substance that just simply moved us. The emotional conviction in this record was so sensitively done it felt more real than anything. “Sorry” is a song that undeniably brings an overwhelming sense of dynamics into your emotions. It’s like you’re undergoing a cleansing of some sort, feeling highly free of past depressive thoughts and feelings. Or, the dynamics can feel more sad. For some, listening to “Sorry” may bring down a feeling of melancholy, sadness, and could possibly evoke tears. Nonetheless, the song is comforting. So regardless if you’re sad or numb to the music, you’re at peace knowing you’re not alone. Isn’t this what Xanity wanted all along with her music? To be the helping hand for others, inspiring to aspire, and telling stories thousands of people can relate too, Xanity is the writer of the current generation. We’re looking forward to seeing what she will come up with next as she continues to blow us away with emotionally-produced records like “Sorry”.
Listen to "Sorry" here and get to know more about Xanity in our interview below!
Thank you for sharing your music with us Xanity! In what ways has your growing environment impacted your style of music?
I grew up in a musical household. There was always something playing whether it be Celine Dion or a song from the Motown Era. I was would always annoy my mom and my grandparents by beating on anything I could get my hands o and sing into every hair brush or comb that we had. I started playing drums at the age of 10 and because my love and passion for music grew into the way I express myself. I was always the weird kid in school always getting bullied for being so different because of that, I started writing a lot and developed the sound that I have today. We loved the memorable hit “Sorry”.
What was the message behind this emotionally convicted piece? What inspired you to write this?
There’s multiple messages behind the song but Sorry, is basically an apology to everyone I know and love. In 2014, my grandmother passed away and I changed for the worse. I started shutting everyone out. I confined myself in my room. I wouldn’t eat nor could I sleep. It was terrible. I lost a lot of good friendships because of what I did and I wanted to apologize to them in the best way I know how. So I wrote sorry as an apology to everyone, but I turned it into a break-up song so everyone can relate to it.
In what ways were you able to personally relate to the lyrics in “Sorry”?
I’m never one to physically apologize to a person. I feel like the word sorry has been used so many times, it’s lost its meaning in context. People of today will be like “oh, sorry.” And do whatever they apologized for all over again within the next 5 minutes. Because I was raised in an old school household. I was raised to own up to my mistakes so I resonate with them that way and in the form of insecurities. I have a lot of self doubt so because of that I always feel like the old me was better than the person I am today. Altogether I resonate with these lyrics in some many ways I lost count.
What was one emotion you had to channel in while writing “Sorry”?
Pain. For majority of my songs I have to channel my pain anger and sadness. For this song specifically it was pain. I had lost a lot, I was slipping back into old habits, the way I was coping wasn’t healthy at all. My mental health wasn’t at the best. Everything was spiralling out of control and I was so mad at myself because I couldn’t handle it. All this pain was eating me alive so I turned it into art.
What’s the legacy you hope to leave behind you Xanity?
I want to be the first entertainer to make it in the industry with Cerebral Palsy. Be an inspiration to everyone and be able to say if I can do there’s no excuses stopping you from doing whatever it is that you wanna do.
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