Osage member Liam Trumbly, also known by his pop artist name, Paxhon, released his debut single showcasing his mentorship with Grammy U.
Grammy U is a program to help connect college students with some of the industry’s brightest and most talented minds as well as the tools and opportunities necessary to start a career in music.
Trumbly was paired with Keith Sykes, an American singer-songwriter, musician and record producer with more than 100 songs recorded by notable musicians. One of his best-known contributions was co-writing “Volcano”, the title track of Jimmy Buffett’s 1979 album.
Under his performance name, Paxhon released his debut single on Feb.3 titled, “Moonlight.” Trumbly stated that the song showcases his education at Full Sail University, his bachelor’s degree in music production, and his work with Sykes.
Trumbly shared that his single is about the emotionally intimate feeling of being on cloud nine with someone, only to experience heartbreak.
“This song is that therapy throughout that process of wishing I was living a normal life and a normal relationship. This was important to capture the emotion using the orchestration so that many others can connect to it the way I do,” he said.
Trumbly stated that he wanted his jazz and classical background to play a part in “Moonlight.”
“I aimed for an orchestral twist on modern pop music,” he said.
The debut single is the first installment of his artistic canvas including more singles and an extended play that Trumbly plans to release over the course of 2023.