LA-based pop singer/songwriter Zxena digs into some of the deep darkness in her own life experiences to bring forth a stunning and powerful new single. The 22-year-old surrounds herself with the art of music, regularly drawing inspiration from her life for her original songs.

“Black Opium” recounts the relationship that Zxena experienced with her ex-boyfriend. Produced and co-written by Andrø Pop, the song references Yves Saint Laurent‘s seductively intoxicating women’s fragrance, Black Opium. An enchanting sultry pop production floats behind the poignant lyrics about a toxic, narcissistic man, who continuously gaslights his lover. The catchy backing track is filled with light embellishments and bouncy synths, bringing a certain air of buoyancy to the otherwise dark mood of the lyrics. Listeners are made privy to the toxic traits and actions exhibited by the narcissist before we hear Zxena’s ultimatum – do it again and the relationship is over!

Give “Black Opium” a listen today!

Elena Lin Administrator
I am a concert/festival photographer based in St. Louis, but always eager to travel for new music and experiences and to meet new faces!
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Elena Lin Administrator
I am a concert/festival photographer based in St. Louis, but always eager to travel for new music and experiences and to meet new faces!

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