XXYYXX: "People Expect the Same Popular Song, Over and Over Again, I Hate That"

Marcel Everett, AKA XXYYXX, is just like any other teenager on the planet. He hated high school. He's mourning some broken young love. Oh, and he's toured Europe a few times. No big deal.

Everett stumbled onto the path of success with a self-titled release that he produced almost as an afterthought. That album has earned the praise of his idols and found him sharing the stage with his heroes.

The last time he visited Miami, Everett opened for Gold Panda, and that was supersurreal. Now he's coming back to headline his own show.

But, like, y'know, he's just a kid. It's no big deal or whatever.

See also:

-XXYYXX on Selling Out International Shows at 17: "There's a Lot of Denial"

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Kat Bein is a freelance writer and has been described as this publication’s "senior millennial correspondent." She has an impressive, if unhealthy, knowledge of all things pop culture.