mxmtoon, known in real life as Maia, is an American singer-songwriter from Oakland, CA. An art and music enthusiast since childhood, she began learning the violin in the first grade and went on adding instruments to her repertoire as the years progressed. By the time she started middle school, she could play classical cello, trumpet, guitar and ukulele, and had started uploading covers on her YouTube channel mxmtoon. Her first song as mxmtoon dropped on YouTube in 2017 to a great response. Her debut album plum blossom, featuring the singles "feelings are fatal" and "porcelain," among others, was released in late 2018. She released her sophomore album the masquerade the following year. The lyricism on tracks such as "prom dress" helped cement her position as a masterful songwriter. "Quiet Motions," her first single of 2020, was released in mid-March.