Paxton Ingram is heading in a new musical direction with the upcoming release of his new project, PXTN (pronounced Pax-ton), and his debut single “L2LY” is premiering exclusively on Billboard today (Feb. 28).
The upbeat “L2LY” showcases PXTN’s captivating voice and diverse range as an artist. Confidence shines through on the single, which serves as a taste of his upcoming full-length PXTN.
“This track was produced by Dan Whittemore and co-written by myself and Rollo Spreckley,” Ingram tells Billboard. “When we first wrote the hook in the studio, we couldn’t stop singing it for days. I would literally wake up with it stuck in my head. “L2LY” is an unapologetic and in-your-face kind of a song.”
In 2016, Ingram gained national recognition for his live performance of Tasha Cobbs’ “Break Every Chain” during the finals round of NBC’s The Voice; his rendition reached No. 1 on the Billboard’s Christian Digital Song Sales chart. Following his whirlwind success on the reality show, the Miami native wanted to take his career to the next level, and decided to return to the studio under the new name PXTN.
“When I joined The Voice, I was required to have a last name, so I bit the bullet and scrapped PXTN for the sake of being on TV,” Ingram says. “Now that it’s over, I want to take back what’s mine. PXTN is who I am, it is my identity, and I feel like I’m finally coming into my own.”
Pre-save the track on your platform of choice here, and listen to “L2LY” one day early below.