HXV is back, y’all. And he’s on a mission.

For 2017, he’ll be releasing one free track a month in a series of releases, all with a “story and purpose.”

That begins with “Where Do We Go From Here,” a raw and dark trap tune with much less turn up, and way more tear-out-my-eyes horror finesse. You’d hear this song playing in your head as you enter a house that you found down a long road that you know you shouldn’t enter, but you do it anyway.

“A lot of the new music I’ve been writing is going back to my roots and music I have loved since I was a kid. I noticed textures, sounds and the feeling I got from music I enjoy to listen to found in NIN, Depeche Mode, Deftones, Beach House, My Bloody Valentine, and Slowdive weren’t in anything I was doing.

I started to explore new tempos, new sounds and textures and tried to incorporate that into my work. I was also faced with the challenge of writing music that will connect without vocals or a vocal hook of any kind. To make something heavy, personal, and still human without human elements.

I left “Where Do We Go From Here” purposefully minimal, cavernous, this is the beginning of a longer process. I wanted to set out and define what HXV is and sounds like once and for all; not as a reaction to the project’s environment, but something separate from EDM, separate from traditional festival music. Something that stands on its own.

Thank you for supporting the movement.”