Quinn XCII (pronounced Quinn 92) had his most successful year to date in 2016; however, with a new album in the works and a tour that is kicking off in March, the Detroit-native should prepare himself for an even bigger year in 2017. Blending aspects of electro-pop, hip-hop, soul, reggae, EDM, and more, Quinn XCII began writing and recording music during his sophomore year at Michigan State University. Mostly making mixtapes while in college, he would often travel to studios in Ann Arbor with his childhood friend ayokay, who helped produced his tracks.
It wasn’t until 2015 when Quinn XCII released his debut EP. Change of Scenery has accumulated millions of plays and streams since its release. This release put the Detroit artist on the map, but he was not done there. Following the release of Change of Scenery, Quinn XCII released his hit singles “Stung” and “Full Circle” in 2015 to cap off a great year. Gaining more attention, he released his second EP, Bloom, in March of 2016. A few months after releasing Bloom, Quinn XCII teamed up with ayokay to record “Kings of Summer,” a contender for song of the summer. At the end of 2016, it was announced that Quinn XCII would be one of the openers for Chicago EDM duo Louis The Child on their fall tour.
Upon the conclusion of the tour, Quinn announced that he would be traveling to Los Angeles to work on his debut album. Expected to release in the coming months, music fans will be excited to hear the Detroit-native’s unique sound and rhythmic melodies on yet another project. In addition to the new album, he just announced his “One Day At A Time Spring” tour that begins in March. Finally, this summer will be Quinn XCII’s first taste of bigger music festivals, especially when he makes an appearance at Firefly Music Festival in June. Be on the look out for an album release and if you can make it, check him out on one of his tour dates.