Video game

mxmtoon shares new video game inspired EP, “True Colors”

Today (September 10), popular singer-songwriter (and player!), Mxmtoon, released her new EP, True colors, in conjunction with the new Life is Strange: True Colors video game release.

mxmtoon also provided the singing voice for the game’s main character, Alex Chen, and created a musical backdrop for the game. For the EP, she covers the popular hits “Creep” by Radiohead and “A Blister in the Sun” “by Violent Femmes.

The new video game, which is part of one of the most successful PC video game franchises, is created by Deck Nine Games.

The 21-year-old Oakland-born mxmtoon, who also goes by Maia, noted that the ties between her and Chen, the central character in the game, are “eerily similar.” Chen is a 21-year-old Asian-American musician who is “sharp and sensitive, but often struggles to deal with her own emotions,” according to a press release for the new EP.

mxmtoon, who rose to fame for his pop music, often produced in the bedroom, has many followers who value his social knowledge, songwriting, and presence in the music industry.

“It’s great to be able to inspire people to stay curious,” said mxmtoon. “I think the point of everything I do is to help people discover things that they are passionate about.”

Watch two videos of the game with music from mxmtoon here: