jxdn: From TikTok hype to global star | Tour info & interview
jxdn comes to The Academy, Dublin on 05 & 06 March 2022, as part of the 'Tell Me About Tomorrow Tour'.
The rise of jxdn
Jaden Isiah Hossler aka jxdn joined TikTok in 2019, fast-forward two years later and he has already amassed over nine million followers. In February 2020 he released his first single “Comatose” independently. Now the 20-year-old newcomer is under contract with Travis Barker’s DTA Records.
He released his energetic pop-punk debut album “Tell Me About Tomorrow” on 02 July 2021, with features from established stars, Machine Gun Kelly and Iann Dior. In the spring of next year, Irish fans will get to experience the energy of a jxdn live show for the first time, with the ‘Tell Me About Tomorrow Tour’ stopping off at The Academy, Dublin. After selling out his first date on 05 March in quick-time, a second show was then added on 06 March due to overwhelming demand. The 40-date trek marks his first solo headline tour.
Tell Me About Tomorrow
The much-anticipated debut album “Tell Me About Tomorrow” was released at the beginning of July. The 18-track energetic pop-punk album is an undeniable showing of jxdn’s rising rockstar status, filled with catchy hooks, infectious melodies, and incredible vocals that pay tribute to pop-punk’s roots while showcasing his own modern, fresh sound.
jxdn on his debut album, tour & influences
You went from uploading TikTok to releasing your first single in 2020. How was the journey from TikTok creator to musician and how does it feel to have your life changed in such a short span of time?
jxdn: TikTok was a small step on a long staircase. Forever grateful for any opportunity I was given from the very beginning, but as soon as I found my purpose (wanting to create music) I was not going to stay where I was. Life is short but days are long. I’m just grateful.
Your debut album “Tell Me About Tomorrow“ was released recently on the 2nd of July. What influenced your work? How would you describe the process of recording during the pandemic – did it influenced your work, music or lyrics?
jxdn: Tell Me About Tomorrow is the perfect baby between Blink-182 & Taking Back Sunday with a head of New Gen Punk. The pandemic gave me a time to be patient with my music. Which gave it the maturity it needed to be solidified as a realistic new sound.
Your album is an excellent modern take on Alternative-Rock. It blends pure rock with the current zeitgeist extremely well. What is it that defines the new generation’s rock for you?
jxdn: New Gen Rock is what New Gen Rock makes it. The plane is wide and varies is form.
You need a notarized structure with and fresh perspective to create this sound.
Me and Travis have come a long way together in finding the right way to express it.
You’ve collaborated with huge names such as Machine Gun Kelly and iann dior. How were those experiences and are there other artists you dream of collaborating with?
jxdn: I’m super blessed to even have these people as friends let alone colleagues. They took me and made me family which is more than I could ever ask for. When you have that the music essentially makes itself. Life is beautiful.
Which song do you look forward most to perform at your live concerts? What can your fans in general expect from your first headline tour?
jxdn: Playing Angels & Demons live is just a different feeling. It completes takes over the room or venue and fills it with an insane energy. I’m so grateful for the creation of this song. Be ready to have your life changed!