From Michigan With Love is out on Columbia Records
While in college a few years ago, Quinn XCII, born Mikael Temrowski, began experimenting with music — drawing on a childhood filled with diverse Motown and pop radio — to develop a crisp sound first cemented on his 2015 debut EP Change of Scenery, his highly-successful singles with ayokay and Illenium, and on 2016’s ayokay-produced Bloom EP.
Now, with over 600 million Spotify streams, 75 million YouTube views, and a must-hear new album, Quinn XCII is launching his evolving sound to unprecedented levels — and we’re dialed in for every moment. From Michigan With Love contains boisterous flares of confidence, dark and introspective moments, and honest lyricism from an artist navigating his inner demons, love, past relationships, and mental health — over instrument-driven, booming tracks.
As for Quinn XCII in concert? Consider it one of this year’s must-see shows. From the playful production on the show-opener “Sad Still” until the final notes of his 2018 collab “Flare Guns” with Chelsea Cutler, Quinn XCII was absolutely electrifying. Standing above the crowd on a massive stage structure, incredible visuals poured out from under Quinn’s feet as he ran through “Candle” from his debut album, “Autopilot,” and his Yoshi Flower collab, “Werewolf.” 2016 deep-cut, “Full Circle” followed before playing a few more tracks from the new album.
Quinn was explosive as he worked the entire stage. Without a doubt, the young singer left every ounce of emotion and power out there as he felt every word leaving his body. However, some of the best moments were the most unexpected — an acoustic cut of “Panama,” a cover of Zedd’s “The Middle,” and Ashe joining Quinn on stage for their collab, “Right Where You Should Be.” After teasing the crowd with a short goodbye, Temrowski turned it all the way back up, dropping “Another Day in Paradise,” an amazing cover of Maroon 5’s “Sunday Morning,” and finally closing with “Flare Guns.” See our photos from the show below and stream From Michigan With Love.
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