XMPLA’s “Big Kids” Ft. Calmell Is For Everyone Who Has Secretly Refused To Grow Up


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Sydney artist XMPLA, aka Aaron James, lets our inner Peter Pan out with his latest R&B single “Big Kids” ft. Calmell. Anchored by a sassy bassline and punchy groove, “Big Kids” is a witty play on the idea of being adults but still conserving the childlike imagination. Polished with the sharpness of synthpop and finger-snapping choruses, “Big Kids” soars over a jangly cadence that capture the playful spirit of the young:

“‘Big Kids’ plays on how we never really sleep because there is always something going through our minds. Some of us never really grow up and there is that kid inside all of us that as we get older, tend to suppress but it’s about discovering that and not just letting adult life make you feel like you can’t be yourself or have fun!” shared XMPLA.

The track is from XMPLA’s upcoming debut EP, which will be out on October Records later this year. XMPLA first broke into the scene back in 2017 by winning first place at Studio 301’s ‘Is It A Banger’ competition. Since then, he has done official remixes for other artists such as Marshmello and built a steady fanbase across Australia. Stay tuned for more drops from XMPLA.