Xing (band)

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Origin London and Los Angeles
Genres Beach Pop, Indie, Rock
Years active 2013–Present
Labels none
Members Jack Moore
AR Smith

XING (pronounced Crossing) is a beach pop band from London and Los Angeles. It is composed of Jack Moore and AR Smith.[1][2]


A demo of XING's first single 'Fate' was uploaded to Soundcloud in December 2013. The band uploaded the track to get the opinion's of close friends, however, the song was a viral hit and gained over 150,000 plays in its first year and a half online.[3] The song is indie/folk in genre.[4] The band uploaded 'Fate' to YouTube accompanying an edited version of Le Ballon Rouge or "The Red Balloon," which is an Oscar winning French film from 1958, in early 2014.[5][6][7][8]

Jack Moore and AR Smith met through mutual friends. Moore's childhood friend Dhani Harrison introduced him to various songwriters, one of whom worked frequently with AR Smith.[9][10] Moore and Smith wrote and recorded 'Fate' the first day they met each other. Harrison would supply backing vocals a month later.[11][12][13] "Fate (Demo)" was first debuted on radio by KCRW in November 2014.[14]

Jack Moore is the son of respected blues guitarist Gary Moore.[15][16]

Fate EP[edit]

XING is set to release the 4-song Fate EP in 2015.[17] The track titles are: Fate, Gold, Vampire, and Glimmer.[18] The band is recognized by followers through its distinctive unicorn mascot. The unicorn frequently appears in their artwork, videos, and photos of the duo.[19][20]


Birth name Date of birth Notes
Jack Moore (1987-10-12) October 12, 1987 (age 27)
AR Smith (1987-12-20) December 20, 1987 (age 27)


Album # Information Tracking List Copies sold
1st Fate (Demo)
  • Released: December 24, 2013
  • Studio Album: N/A
  • Language: English
  1. Fate
2nd Fate EP
  • Released: Forthcoming
  • Studio Album: Fate EP
  • Language: English
  1. Fate
  2. Vampire
  3. Gold
  4. Glimmer


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