midwxst has shared his fourth EP, better luck next time. Like its predecessors — 2020's Secrets and three 2021 projects: SUMMER03, BACK IN ACTION, and BACK IN ACTION 2.0 — the new tape is a quick and convincing display of the 18-year-old Indiana rapper-singer's talent and versatility.
Like his hyperpop peers ericdoa, Slump6s, KA$HDAMI, and glaive — the latter of whom he toured with earlier this year — midwxst takes a post-genre approach to music, owing as much of his sound to early-aughts pop-punk as to hip-hop from any era. His new video for late-album track "step back" is a similar mash-up of new and old, featuring sleek shots courtesy of Daniel Jordan K paired with teen-movie tropes like high school bathrooms and protests-turned-parties. Watch it below.