Dawn (EP)

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Dawn mxmtoon.jpg
EP by
ReleasedApril 22, 2020 (2020-04-22)
  • Alexander 23
  • Luke Niccoli
  • Gabe Simon
Mxmtoon chronology
The Masquerade
Singles from Dawn
  1. "Fever Dream"
    Released: January 23, 2020
  2. "Quiet Motions"
    Released: March 12, 2020
  3. "Lessons"
    Released: April 9, 2020

Dawn (stylized as dawn) is an extended play by American musician Mxmtoon. The EP was self-released by the artist (and distributed by AWAL) on April 22, 2020, with an "edits" EP of alternative takes following on July 24, 2020. It was promoted by the singles "Fever Dream", "Quiet Motions", and "Lessons". Dawn sees Mxmtoon shift from the bedroom pop styles of The Masquerade, into straightforward pop.[1] It is the first of a two-EP project, with the sequel Dusk released later in the year. The EPs were originally going to be promoted through the Dusk & Dawn tour across North America in Summer 2020, though due to the COVID-19 pandemic that did not occur.[3]

Critical reception[]

Professional ratings
Review scores
NME4/5 stars[2]

Dawn received generally favorable reviews from critics. El Hunt of NME called it "her most substantial record yet" and praised its production, vocals, and songwriting.[2] Matt Yuyitung of Exclaim! complimented the EP's expanding sounds, compared her and compared her songwriting to King Princess. Yuyitung also commented on Mxmtoon's move towards pop music, saying "Twenty minutes is all Maia needs to show that pop success is very much in her grasp if she wants it."[4]

Track listing[]

Credits taken from Tidal.[5]

1."Fever Dream"
  • Luke Niccoli
  • MAIA
  • Micah Premnath
Luke Niccoli3:16
2."Used to You"
  • Alexander Glantz
  • MAIA
Alexander 232:54
  • Niccoli
  • MAIA
  • Premnath
4."Quiet Motions"
  • Niccoli
  • MAIA
  • Premnath
5."1, 2"
  • Niccoli
  • MAIA
  • Premnath
6."No Faker"
  • Gabe Simon
  • MAIA
Gabe Simon2:49
7."Almost Home"
  • Niccoli
  • MAIA
  • Premnath
Total length:20:43

All tracks are written by MAIA, Luke Niccoli, and Micah Premnath[6].

Dawn (The Edits)
1."1, 2" (featuring Chloe Moriondo)Alexander 232:48
2."Fever Dream" (acoustic)Niccoli3:31
3."1, 2" (acoustic)Niccoli2:02
4."Fever Dream" (Shawn Wasabi remix)Shawn Wasabi3:03
5."Lessons" (BoyInBlue remix)boyinblue4:20
Total length:15:44


  • All track titles are stylized in all lowercase.


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b Wallock, Matt (April 23, 2020). "mxmtoon Discusses 'dawn,' Shares Her One-Album Social Distancing Soundtrack". American Songwriter. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  2. ^ Jump up to: a b c Hunt, El (April 22, 2020). "mxmtoon – 'Dawn' EP review: bold collection of dream-pop ballads kickstart virtual hero's new era". NME. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  3. ^ Daw, Stephen (January 27, 2020). "Mxmtoon Announces North American 'Dawn & Dusk' Summer Tour: See the Dates". Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  4. ^ Jump up to: a b Yuyitung, Matt (April 23, 2020). "Mxmtoon Dawn". Exclaim!. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  5. ^ "Credits / dawn / Mxmtoon". Tidal. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  6. ^ "Credits / dawn (the edits) / mxmtoon". Tidal. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
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