Jaden Hossler Reintroduces Himself With “Chrome Hearted"
Photo: Joyce Charat
LA-based singer-songwriter Jaden Hossler, best known for his work as jxdn, has ditched his alias and begins his next chapter with the release of his latest single, "Chrome Hearted." Framed with vulnerable lyricism and sleek pop production, the newly renamed artist tells a story of toxic love and exposes his experience of being with a heartless partner.
"Chrome Hearted" kicks off with a collection of slick beats and glitchy synths while Hossler's rich vocals tease the chorus before launching into the dark and brooding verses. As the production around him ebbs and flows, he describes his ex-lover and how he loves "...the way I swerve you to death, love the way you look in that dress / Your kiss, poisonous, fuck me, better off dead." In the pre-chorus, he admits that his ex watched him drown and would only want him when no one else was around, launching into the hook with guns blazing, depicting his past flame as self-obsessed and pretentious.
The accompanying music video, which Hossler co-directed alongside Rachel Rinehardt, is an engaging visual with dynamic dance scenes and cinematic sets. In a club, Hossler is surrounded by mannequins who turn into dancers that surround and overwhelm, mirroring the claustrophobia his ex has put him through and the fake front she puts on for the public.
"Chrome Hearted" follows the release of Hossler's 2023 single "Elevated Heartbreak," which came just days after he entered a treatment facility to focus on his mental health. With achingly vulnerable lyrics and stripped-down, guitar-driven instrumentation, the Tennessee native opened up about his grief on the track and the complicated emotions that come with suddenly losing a loved one.
Watch the “Chrome Hearted” video below: