Thaddeus Dixon has grown into his own element. Often found working behind the scenes for artists like Khalid, Ariana Grande, and Bryson Tiller, Dixon has finally stepped onto the front stage and made his debut as a producer and songwriter with his new single “Letter To My X’s.”
Uploading his present to Soundcloud on Oct. 24, Dixon demonstrates the true scope of his talent, stretching his sound over pop, hip-hop, and R&B to find his niche.
Single-handedly writing, recording, producing, mixing, mastering and playing all the instruments on the confessional track, Dixon is a jack of all trades.
“A lot of producers who are musicians, their records are strong in what their instrument is” Dixon previously told VIBE. “For me being a drummer, the records that I produce, my drums will be really strong” he continues, stressing the correlation between being a well-versed musician and having a good ear for music. “I would definitely say knowing whether it’s singing, playing drums, bass, keys, that definitely helps give you a more, well and round perspective of a record.”
Featuring a verse from Superfly actor and rising rapper KR, “Letter To My X’s” reflects on the true thoughts and feelings toward past relationships. By taking a classic 90s sample and incorporating modern trap drums, Dixon puts a 2018-spin on the phrase “If the love doesn’t feel like 90s R&B I don’t want it.”
Stream the track below.