The Story Of Us is the debut album from Detroit-bred vocalist/songwriter Quinn XCII. The album if filled with refreshing authenticity and grassroots appeal, and is highlighted by standout single Straightjacket, an infectious track that combines stylish retro-electronic chops with a sultry reggae snap into its own pop sound about a psycho from a Midwest suburb. The album effortlessly fuses pop, soul, electronic, hip-hop, and reggae-tinged vocal stylings with Spartan proficiency, and presents a lively arc of songs that connects the growing fan base who follow Quinn XCII.
Whether it's the cautionary gold digger-in-reverse wisdom of Fake Denim, or the witty-but-wary life lessons flung in the catchy Flare Guns, and darker Tourist, or irresistible pop sunburst of One Day At A Time, Quinn XCII unveils each track in a flurry of pulse-raising shades.
For The Story Of Us, Quinn XCII connected with some new producers and collaborators, including Michael Keenan (G-Eazy's Me, Myself and I), buzzing songwriter Scott Harris (The Chainsmokers' Don't Let Me Down, Shawn Mendes' Treat You Better and There's No Holding Me Back), veteran David Gamson (Kelly Clarkson, Kesha) Robby Hauldren (from the duo Louis The Child, who Quinn XCII toured with last year), and The Wiild, who helmed both Fake Denim and the previously released Straightjacket. However, fans can still expect the signature sounds he's known for, as he continues to team up with ayokay (who fully produced his two previously released EPs) on the album as well.
Regarding The Story Of Us, Quinn XCII comments: I wanted the album title to really represent that I'm just like everyone else and go through similar experiences. The songs are relatable and touch on all different topics and emotions new, old, good and bad relationships, growth, memories, temptation, and challenges. I'm just a kid from the Midwest. My life isn t this unattainable fantasy, I didn't have an angle or connections to the music industry. I just worked hard to turn my passion into a career, anyone can do the same in whatever they're pursuing.
1. Intro (Slow)
4. Flare Guns (feat. Chelsea Cutler)
5. Fake Denim
6. Don't You
7. 60 Seconds
10. One Day At A Time
11. Always Been You