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Underrated Artist: Quinn XCII

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Mikael Temrowski, also known as Quinn XCII, is an Indie-Pop artist from Michigan. He combines rap, pop, and EDM to make catchy songs.  He is best known for his songs “Straightjacket” and “FFYL.”

Quinn started in 2013, with the release of his EP “Shlup.” Throughout the past five years, Quinn has released quite a few albums, such as, “Bloom”, “The Story of Us,” and “Full Circle.” The latest release was the single “Iron and Steel,” that was released February 2, 2018.

Quinn XCII deserves more recognition for his unique music style because his genre fits almost anybody’s music taste. It ranges from, pop, to indie, to reggae, to EDM, to rap. Though his music is a combination of those genres, it is not as strange as it sounds. He’s more of a toned down version of all genres. The most similar artist is Jon Bellion.

In one interview with Verge Campus, Quinn said, ¨ I naturally became a fan of the entire genre but from there of course started to find my own music – everything from Kanye West and Kid Cudi, to Jack Johnson, Years and Years, Jon Bellion, the list goes on. I think my sound is shaped by all of those influences and has allowed me to sort of cultivate my own style.¨

Given those influences, and his combined style, Quinn XCII is really for anyone who enjoys music.

Sami Herron, junior at Hillcrest, said, “Quinn XCII is super relatable and I love the heck out of him.” Showing that his music really is for anyone. Since his songs are mostly about heartbreak, any teenager experiencing love can really ¨feel¨ his songs.

Though Quinn is very underrated and deserves more recognition, his concert here in Salt Lake sold out extremely fast and tickets are now being sold for prices such as $94.64 for a single general admission ticket. So, if you want to be apart of the fandom, and hurry and get a ticket before they are sold out and check out some of his songs.

Suggested songs are:

  1. Flare Guns
  2. Don’t You
  3. Full Circle
  4. Intro (Slow)
  5. One Day at a Time
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