XOV

XOV

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EPIC SOUNDSCAPES IN A GROUNDBREAKING CROSSOVER OF HIPHOP AND POP. With uncensored emotion, hard-hitting beats and honest melodies, XOVs music tells the story of a unique path. From the rise and fall of dreams to the bittersweet taste of revenge. XOV will take you on an inspiring journey.

Biography

XOV is an artist, songwriter and producer from Stockholm, Sweden. With roots in Europe and Asia, XOVs parents fled the violent war of their native Iran and came to Sweden as refugees. After loosing his father as a young child, XOV started writing poetry to express his emotions. Eventually, the poetry evolved into songwriting that came to change his life.

"I don't talk about my emotions, I write songs about them. In my teens, I remember feeling rootless and doing stupid things to fill that void. I entered the world of gangs, drugs and violence. I remember being hospitalized at thirteen after getting my face crushed in act of racism. It was like pouring gasoline on a fire that was already out of control, but music came to save my life." - XOV

The story of XOV is about a troubled kid that took control of his life by refusing to become a victim of its obstacles. Using the skills he learned on the streets, he entered the business world when he was seventeen. By twenty-three, he had successfully climbed the corporate ladder becoming a powerful CEO. But even with all this professional success, something was missing.

"I had everything a kid with my background could ever wish for; money, power and respect... but I wasn't happy" - XOV

In 2009, he left it all to pursue music. In the spring of 2012, XOV released his debut EP "Clowns" on his label Qryptone Music. Today, you can find him in the hills of Hollywood recording his debut album.

"Every song I write is a true story, eternalizing real emotions while they are still in existence. That is what my music is all about. - XOV"

Lyrics

Soldier

Written By: Damian Ardestani

I was a soldier
I gave you all of me
you were my best friend and my loyalty
I was laying here wounded, begging please don’t leave
but you chose the easy way out, retreat

I took a bullet for you
yes I did
I fought a war I thought we could win

and I’d do it again
I’d do it again

now that it’s over
I got myself to blame
you didn’t wanna hurt me
but that won’t stop the pain
I was laying there bleeding, wondering where you are
I guess we’ve grown too far apart

in the middle of it all
helpless watch it fall down
the world we used to call our own

Angels Calling

Written By: Damian Ardestani

like fire to ice, water to air
candles burned out, no life isn’t fair
what have I done, I’m to deep in this mess
I thought I had friends, but I’ve been buried and blessed

oh father I have sinned
but I deserve to go to heaven
so bring it down or let me in
and you can have my soul forever

can you hear the sound of angels calling
or am I loosing myself to the light
in this moment I feel like falling
angels calling, angels calling

touched by the devil, my gift is my curse
once I found love, but love only hurts
what have I become, I can’t do this no more
my heart is in rubbles, my life is a bore

oh father I have sinned
but I deserve to go to heaven
so bring it down or let me in
and you can have my soul forever

can you hear the sound of angels calling
or am I loosing myself to the light
in this moment I feel like falling
angels calling, angels calling

I need a place to rest my head
I am down below
I am almost dead and no one cares
so I’m gon give it all it takes, until I find a way yes I will make it out of this hell

can you hear the sound of angels calling
or am I loosing myself to the light
in this moment I feel like falling
angels calling, angels calling

Discography

Clowns EP, May 2012:
XOV - Crashing Stars
XOV - Angels Calling
XOV - Soldier
XOV - The Evil Eye
XOV - Winston Churchill