Xkylar's New single is about Honesty and Integrity
Love is a mysterious but beautiful thing. We can spread it, share it, and do all kinds of thing with it. For Xkylar, love needs to be honest. At least that’s what she intends to be understood in her new single, ‘Without U’. After all, honesty is a key element to having a healthy relationship. There’s no other way around it.
This song has a certain feeling of nostalgia. The melodies heard draw inspiration from 90’s R&B contemporary music along with early 90’s Pop ballad snippets. Combined with Xkylar’s soothing vocals, these elements make the song sound very magical and carries you to a place of pure love and joy. Xkylar did an amazing job of keeping the flow steady by dishing out a nice variety of intonations through her singing abilities.
Let us not forget that this 22 year-old artist is not only a singer, but a producer and a songwriter. You can guess that ‘Without U’ was indeed written, mixed and produced by Xkylar, whose stage name derives from her real life name, Skylar Steinberg. Her new single speaks of how one person can deal with his or her feelings of infatuation towards someone else. ‘‘Falling for someone can be emotionally overwhelming and its easy to get trapped in the question of ‘what do they think of me’ ?", explains Skylar.
‘‘When someone isn't reciprocating your feelings, it is easy to displace these questioning emotions into self doubt and anxiety. ’Without U’ is about honesty, being up front with someone and standing up for yourself, saying I like you and I just want to know what is going on here because I care about myself too much to see myself get hurt. I wrote this song the day I called the guy I liked and confessed my feelings, turned out he had a girlfriend but I'm proud of myself for putting my heart out there and my self first.’’
As the lyrics to ‘Without U’ say, "Just wanted to call / I thought that we could talk this through / I don't wanna fall in love without u", there’s also an element of courage behind all this. After all, it’s not easy to open to someone, especially when it comes to revealing your true feelings.
Associated with glistening textures, melancholy melodies, captivating rhythms and sensitive lyricism, Xkylar is the product of singer/songwriter Skylar Steinberg. Her production style lends itself to versatility, drawing inspiration from Rnb, Alt Pop, House and Soul. Using music as an escape, she hopes to transport listeners to a thought provoking dream state. Inspired by people and the concept of love, her songs display an evocative sense of vulnerability and emotion, that will both compel and comfort you.
From a young age Skylar always felt compelled towards music and writing poetry, however her passion for volunteering lead her to study Health and Disease at USC. Upon enrolling she used art and songwriting as a coping mechanism for the stress and pressures of entering college, sneaking away into the practice rooms at night and learning photoshop while studying for Organic Chemistry. Enrolling in several songwriting classes and meeting several musicians led her towards further exploring her artistry. During her time in school she performed frequently around LA, including the world famous Troubadour, opening for Grace Van Der Wall, and amassed an engaged online following via instagram, through her unique artistic posts.