[Exclusive Interview] XP ROVXE on Journey to Debut Single '7877 Days'

Photo Cr. NMS (New Music Seoul)


In the dynamic realm of music, a new force has emerged, and his name is XP ROVXE. With an official debut date of January 25, 2024, ROVXE has released his single, '7877 Days.' This alternative hip-hop masterpiece is a testament to ROVXE's ability to seamlessly blend genres, creating a sonic journey that resonates with the pursuit of dreams. ROVXE introduced himself in early 2023 with the release of the music video for 'GOD'S MISTAKE,' with impressive lyrics and stunning imagery, marking the inception of his label, XP (XNARCHYZ Project). A haven for exotic and high-quality content, XP is set to redefine the global stage for music and visuals.


In collaboration with NMS, XP is dedicated to promoting fresh talents like Kim Siwon, DIVE, and Collie, promising a diverse array of music across genres. The XP Project includes XP ROVXE, a composer and lyricist, XP ZENO a producer, XP DREW a M/V director, and XP MOE as A&R.



With a unique blend of performance and production skills, XP ROVXE is poised to make a lasting impact with the label XP, and KpopWise had the exclusive opportunity to delve into his thoughts on the debut release.


Congratulations on the release of your debut single, '7877 Days'! 7877 Days seems to have a unique title. Can you share the inspiration behind the title and the song itself? Do you have any personal connection you have with the number?


ROVXE: The song title came from a brainstorming session among the XP team. It’s kind of the song that started me, so we talked about counting the number of days from the moment I was born to the day this song was released, and I did the math and it was 7787, and that’s how it came to be.


As for how the song came about, I was originally going through a cycle of sketching and discarding a lot of songs, and one day ZENO sent me a sketch version of this track, and as soon as I heard the intro, everything I wanted to say just exploded out of my head and I started working on it.



What was the creative process like for your debut single, from conception to completion?


ROVXE: The main themes of this debut album were ‘letting people know who I am and what I’m about’ and ‘starting my career as an XP ROVXE.’ I finished it by focusing on the theme of ‘starting’ and the stories I’ve always wanted to tell.



How would you describe the overall theme or message that you wanted to convey through "7877 Days"?


ROVXE: Don’t be afraid to do what you want to do. Be the main character of your own life and constantly challenge what you want to do with conviction and confidence and constantly challenge what you want to do.



Are there any specific artists or genres that have influenced your style and sound?


ROVXE: YE and DPR. These two artists have influenced me the most, and I think my own style and sound have come from constantly digging into new music and adapting it to myself, rather than being limited to genres.



Are there specific themes or topics that you are particularly passionate about exploring through your music?


ROVXE: I want to explore the ‘value of life.’ I always think before I go to sleep, ‘Today could be the last day of my life, did I live without regrets today?’ So I fill every day with things I want to do, things that are worthwhile.



What is the best advice you have heard? 


ROVXE: Recently, my roommate ‘H3HYEON,’ a rapper friend of mine, gave me some advice “Create your own persona in your music, and I think it’s time to do that, and then the things you want to say in your music will be more clear and colorful.”



What can we expect from you in the future? 


ROVXE: There will be another release of new music in the not too distant future. And visuals that showcase XP, and visions of the future of XP. Stay tuned for more. Thank you.


We are excited to see what the XP crew has in store for the future.


Follow XP ROVXE

ROVXE Instagram @xprovxe
XP Instagram @xpofficial_

Ciera Reeves

Ciera is the founder of KpopWise. She has been a fan of Korean pop culture since 2005 and writing about it since 2009. Her bias groups are VIXX and OnlyOneOf. She is a 2nd-3rd generation K-pop fan, but she is actively keeping up with the current artists. twitter instagram

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