Music artist LVX (pronounced as LUX) is back with her latest alt/rock song titled "...Dancing with the Devil." This new release draws inspiration from the age-old saying, "you can't complain your feet hurt when you're dancing with the Devil," which succinctly captures the essence of the track. The song focuses on reclaiming your strength in a toxic environment, highlighting that the most difficult part of the healing process is taking responsibility for your own actions.
“I feel we as people don’t like to talk about the part we play in things. I feel like we’re too afraid to do shadow work and look deep into why we accept less than what we deserve or why we always end up in toxic cycles and trauma bonds. I think it’s important that after a breakup you sit with yourself and heal any inner wounds you have so that you notice those red flags and you don’t attract that type of person again,” she states, “and that’s exactly what I did.”
"...Dancing with the Devil" reveals LVX’s emotional candor through its lyrics, delving into the experience of being stuck in a trauma bond. In terms of its musical influences, the track borrows elements from British rock and emits a vibe reminiscent of 2014 Tumblr-era music. “I was listening to a lot of The 1975, Arctic Monkeys, and Basement at the time. Basement’s colourmeinkindness especially was on repeat non-stop when I was writing this song and healing. It definitely influenced my sound, especially the guitar tones I wanted,” she elaborates, “I linked up with my guitarist Frankie Metalz and he completely shredded on the song. He took what I originally created and filled in all the gaps. It was like musical telepathy. We literally finished the song in like an hour. It was perfect.”
LVX's passion for writing began with poetry, and she transitioned into songwriting when she picked up the guitar at the age of 13. "I was going through a lot at the time losing a parent and always feeling like the black sheep of the family. Rock music was my escape and writing it was my therapy.” Immerging herself fully into the genre, LVX has honed a unique sound that blends early 2000s emo with 2014 Tumblr music. Her debut single, "Reckless," even garnered attention on indie radio stations.
Currently, LVX is in the final stages of completing her forthcoming EP, Long Live the Problem Child, scheduled for release next year. "I’m super excited for '...Dancing with the Devil' to be released. It's one of my all-time favorite songs on my upcoming EP and one of my favorite songs I’ve written in general. I’m incredibly proud of what I created and I can’t wait for you all to hear it.”
LVX lists a wide range of musical influences, including Taking Back Sunday, Paramore, Fall Out Boy, The 1975, Movements, Citizen, The Story So Far, Green Day, Billie Eilish, Arctic Monkeys, Nirvana, and Basement.