In The Cut: MXMS
ME AND MY SHADOW. It’s a place some acknowledge from a distance, cowering in fear. To others, its hollow void is a welcomed solace; a destination of comfort and safety. For Ariel and Jeremy, otherwise known as “Me and My Shadow”(or MXMS for short), it’s their unwritten reality. The two met by chance in a studio in the San Fernando Valley in late 2013; Ariel having just arrived in Los Angeles from New York City. What was to be a short writing session instantly blossomed into something poignant and deeply moving, as their personal stories meshed into a song over the coming weeks and months. The pair moved through the discovery that expelling love, death, pain, and fear into art brought instant relief not only to their personal lives, but became readily relatable to others navigating the broken state of our world and its current affairs. This is In The Cut.