iTunes and Billboard charting singer and dancer, Paxton Ingram, teams up with ShiShi to announce the release of his “L2LY” Remix. Under his brand new artist project, PXTN, has already garnered much attention for “L2LY,” with Billboard stating “The upbeat “L2LY” showcases PXTN’s captivating voice and diverse range as an artist. Confidence shines through on the single, which serves as a taste of his upcoming full-length PXTN”, Shazam including it in their New Music Friday Apple Playlist, Substream Magazine raving that “PXTN has crafted a beautiful sound all his own”, and even The Voice Twitter account showed the track some love.
Following the whirlwind success on NBC’s The Voice, and the subsequent critical acclaim of Ingram’s debut EP Recover, PXTN (pronounced Pax-ton) is a new direction for the young artist. “L2LY” seeks to inject big pop sound, unapologetic drama, and vocal prowess into an increasingly non-diverse freshman class of pop-stars. “When I joined The Voice I was required to have a last name, so I bit the bullet and scrapped PXTN for the sake of being on TV. Now that it’s over I want to take back what’s mine. PXTN is who I am, it is my identity, and I feel like I’m finally coming into my own,” says Ingram.
In 2016, Ingram gained national recognition for his performance of “Break Every Chain”, during the finals round of The Voice. His rendition reached #1 on Billboard Christian Chart and #1 on iTunes. Following a Top 8 finish, Ingram self-released his debut EP Recover in the Summer of 2016. The Soul/R&B project produced singles “Barricade” and “Hands (Piano Version)”, which charted in the Top 100 on iTunes Pop Charts. Ingram continued with performances across the country, and brand endorsements from likes of Toyota and Nivea Men. The following January, in a feature story Billboard predicted “big things for the young star’s 2018.” Later that year Ingram was crowned as the winner of REVOLT TV’s Be Heard Competition, which earned him a performance with Wu-Tang at their reunion show during SXSW. His previous releases have already garnered notable mention with LA Times, Billboard, iHeart, The Miami Herald, Ones To Watch, NBC Miami, Chicago Tribune, Fault Magazine among others; earning over 2 million streams on Spotify and 10 Million views on YouTube.
Despite the success, Ingram grew frustrated with the lack of new black singers in the pop genre, and in the Fall of 2018 the Miami-native returned into the studio under a new name: PXTN. He adds “Unfortunately, pop genre has not seen enough diversity with the recent big names entering the scene. I want to bring pop back to the Black communities, which produced such idols as Michael Jackson, Prince, and recently Beyonce and Rihanna.”