XQ Music and Activism

Create a song that shines a light on an issue that matters most to you.

How it Used to Be

This song is about the environmental problem of marine pollution. The ocean is a beautiful thing, but it is being destroyed by our ignorance and greed. I wrote this song to call attention to the issue and the many problems it faces. The song begins with a sadder tone, but builds at the end as more hope is shown in the lyrics. It's devastating to see such beauty and innocence destroyed. We can save our planet and our oceans, but we need to take action now.

Sarah Epley

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Everything You Need

This song is about not caring what people think and knowing that you have the strength to come back from it because you know you have what it takes to do that when you have confidence in yourself.

Leandra Hughes
Black in America (Feet. Paris Simone)

writers, Isaiah Hightower & Paris Simone

Isaiah Hightower

This piece I have composed combines Rustic Black Metal as well as more traditional Germanic acoustic sounds in an effort to truly exonify my personal existential journey whereas I am in a world of which I do not belong. As a culturally and biologically Northern European born in a foreign land, I have long relied upon my own mechanizations to stay afloat so to speak, always struggling to wriggle against the confines that attempt to shut me out. Currently I sit within an industrialized urban landscape, witnessing vicariously the destruction of my spiritual ethnic hearth due to corporate enterprise and human lust birthed from unnatural means of which soon will be the destruction of us all, as is all that opposes the natural way of things. In conclusion, I wrote this song in purest expression of thought and emotional stigma because I am HUMAN.

Dylan Schmeichel