The Hip Hop/R&B-influenced girl group XG celebrates the release of their 4th single, ‘WINTER WITHOUT YOU,’ accompanied by its enchanting music video. This release, showcasing a harmonious blend of warm melodies and unique vocal effects, highlights the group’s versatility and artistic depth. Additionally, XG is the only Japanese artists in Rolling Stone’s ‘100 Best Songs of 2023,’ showcasing their expanding global influence and distinctive musical style. This achievement highlights their remarkable success and uniqueness in the music industry.
XG Release Melancholic Holiday Anthem “WINTER WITHOUT YOU”
On December 8, XG unveiled their 4th single, ‘WINTER WITHOUT YOU,’ accompanied by its music video on their YouTube channel. The track beautifully captures the deep feelings of remembrance and yearning for a beloved person who is distant during the holiday season. The song’s warm melody and harmonious sweetness weave together a blend of emotions, contrasting with XG’s usual edgy style. Featuring the distinctive tones of an electric piano and unique vocal effects, the song highlights the seven members’ personalities, merging them into a harmonious winter experience.
XG is the Only Japanese Artist in Rolling Stone’s ‘100 Best Songs of 2023′
This release follows XG’s significant achievement of being the only Japanese artist listed in Rolling Stone’s ‘100 Best Songs of 2023.’ Their song LEFT RIGHT. The list came out in January, and XG secured the 77th position on the list.
The track fuses R&B elements and features repetitive synthesizer patterns, trap rhythms, deep bass, sharp hi-hats, and catchy synthetic raps. The space-themed music video displays a stylish performance with costumes and settings reminiscent of the 70s to 90s. This video has attracted over 45 million views on YouTube.
Furthermore, ELLE fashion magazine’s ‘The Best Songs of 2023’ selected ‘LEFT RIGHT’ as one of 42 songs. This recognition placed the track alongside prominent U.S. artists like Olivia Rodrigo, Taylor Swift, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Beyoncé, Dua Lipa, and Bad Bunny.
Both recognitions from Rolling Stone and ELLE marks an impressive global breakthrough for XG in 2023.
In a notable achievement earlier this year, XG became the first Japanese all-female group to appear on the U.S. radio chart ‘Mediabase Top 40 Radio Airplay’. They also set a record as the longest-charting Asian girl group, maintaining their position for 13 weeks, a testament to their widespread international appeal.
On Spotify’s ‘2023 Wrapped,’ XG further cemented their international popularity. The group rank third in ‘Most Played Overseas by a Domestic Artist’ and secure the 6th and 7th spots in ‘Most Played Track Overseas by Domestic Artists’ with their songs SHOOTING STAR and LEFT RIGHT, respectively.
XG to have 2024 World Tour
Fans are eagerly awaiting what XG will bring next, with anticipation heightened by their announcement of a 2024 World Tour. This news has raised excitement and expectations for the group’s future endeavors.
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