Commonly associated with hyperpop but a rap artist through and through, midwxst broke through as a teen in 2020 with “Trying,” an alternately high-strung and plaintive single examining his isolation. The melodically inclined MC/singer has further explored a wide range of emotions — without being averse to boastful irreverence — across numerous singles, the full-length Secrets, and EPs like 2021’s SUMMER03 and 2022’s better luck next time.
A native of metropolitan Indianapolis, specifically Carmel, midwxst (born Edgar Nathaniel Sarratt III) got into making music while networking with producers through online platforms such as Roblox and SoundCloud. He landed a licensing deal with major-label Geffen, and made his commercial debut with the single “Liar.” Throughout the rest of 2020, midwxst issued a slew of singles and the nine-track Secrets, and finished off a busy year with “Trying,” his biggest song to that point. He continued in 2021 with the seven-track SUMMER03 and eight-track BACK IN ACTION. The latter was loaded with more aggressive material geared for his live shows, while its 2022 follow-up, better luck next time., was a more varied and versatile affair.
While barely out of his teens, a 22 year-old Casper Sage carries himself with the emotional depth and philosophical wisdom of a man twice his age. The young artist, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist out of Oklahoma City writes with a shocking sense of nostalgia for someone in the prime of their youth.