L.A. artist and producer The Anix is back with “Just Like You” the third alt-rock track from his upcoming album NIGHTVISION.
Continuing to pull from his 90s roots “Just Like You” folds grunge, alternative rock, and modern rock with elements of electro, and trip-hop into a soulful ballad. Deeply melancholy the single pushes into an emotional roller coaster soundscape painted with heavy electric guitars, synthesizers, steady electronic beats, and an impassioned vocal performance from The Anix with raw and honest lyrics for an overal mournful atmosphere.
“This track is a further exploration of my 90’s roots and core inspiration growing up,” explains The Anix. “Inspired by The Smashing Pumpkins, Bush, Nirvana, Soundgarden, combining elements of trip hop, electronica, and garage-alternative. The song begins as a dark, melancholic electro track, lyrically explaining how we have been “blindly led down the wrong paths in life”, almost taking the viewpoint of a victim, then the song explodes into a battle against the fate we have been drawn to, balancing out the somber verses with a musical antidote. The up and down wave the song goes through is simulating the mental battle we have to survive and succeed in life.” “Just Like You” is out now from independent multi-genre music label FiXT.
The Anix is the alternative / electronic-rock project of Los Angeles artist/producer Brandon Smith. Known for pushing creative boundaries with his genre-blending mix of alternative rock with dark melancholic undertones drenched in an array of synthesizers, The Anix’s music has captured the attention of global editorial curators with prominent features across official playlists from Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Yandex Music, and more. The Anix has received press support from outlets like Revolver, Substream, and Outburn magazines as well as features in TV and video game franchises including Call of Duty, Destiny, Mass Effect, and WWE.
Brandon has a deep connection with experimental fashion and has been active as a visual designer working with brands like Nike, Oakley, McLaren, Acura, and Acronym. As The Anix, he has built an ongoing partnership with DSPTCH, creating highly innovative Biothane® modular guitar straps, belts, and accessories which have been seen on Hypebeast, Uncreate, and Guitar World. He has fostered, over the past 15 years, a collaborative relationship with Fender, producing custom one-off Jaguars as a common weapon of choice found in The Anix’s music videos.
As a performer in the modern era, The Anix abandoned traditional touring and embraced digital live-streaming with a special Live In Los Angeles digital event powered by Bandcamp in early 2022, with fans tuning in from across six continents. Since 2018, The Anix has released four full-length studio albums with the independent record label FiXT, including Shadow_Movement, Hologram, GRAPHITE, and REVENGE, with his new album NIGHTVISION coming in 2023.
FiXT is a multi-genre internationally recognized, 100% independent artist-owned record and publishing company, founded in 2006 by artist/producer Klayton (Celldweller, Scandroid, Circle of Dust). FiXT‘s mission is to deliver world class music, label services, customer service, and fan experiences, connecting artists to global audiences.
FiXT’s catalog of music has garnered over 2.5 billion online streams connecting with a core audience of gamers, sci-fi enthusiasts, and comic book fans and serves a worldwide fanbase in over 150 countries, reaching millions of listeners each month.
FiXT’s catalog of rock, metal, synthwave, indie-pop, and EDM tracks has received over 1,000 Film/TV/Video Game and advertising sync placements, including: Westworld, Power Rangers, Lexus, Toyota, Suicide Squad, Iron Man, Robocop, Jack Reacher, Deadpool, John Wick, Guardians of the Galaxy, Pacific Rim, Call of Duty, Synth Riders, Assassin’s Creed, Need For Speed, Razer, Dead Rising, UFC and more.