August 28, 2020– Pop singer, Lexxe is thrilled to announce her new EP, Meet Me In The Shadows, to be released this year. As a preview, she has released her new single “Joyride” that is out now along with the music video that is featured on Earmilk.
Lexxe says, “’ Joyride’ was the song that sparked this new era for me musically. It combines a lot of dark textures with dance and rock, which are pretty much the main ingredients to me as an artist. It was also the first song I got to work on production-wise from the ground up and really understand myself, and what I like to hear- so it makes sense that it was the catalyst for this “new era”. I write a lot of my music with visual intentions, so I already knew the video would entail some type of chase, cut throughout a dance sequence and that actually informed the bridge musically.
The video initially had another *storyline* but was scrapped due to the quarantine, and honestly having to rework that idea opened up something much more creative for my team and I. The song and the video tell this story of a “maneater,” this other-worldly ancient powerful female presence that takes what she wants. It’s pretty much a fact that women who know what they want and ask for it get labelled as loud or aggressive in society, especially the entertainment industry, so for me, the character I made in Joyride had basically been pushed to the edge in that respect. I have a lot of patience and compassion, but villains do not, that’s how they’re made.
“We wanted to emulate found footage, I’m a huge horror fan so it was really fun to dive into that. I was actually heavily inspired by Serleena from Men In Black- she’s this crazy insect alien in a beautiful body and I loved it as a kid- there’s a little Patrick Bateman in there too. My visual team is a sister duo, Alexa San Román and Sam San Román- it’s been the most empowering experience creating these incredible visuals with a team of bad-ass women (not to mention it was choreographed by a woman too, shout out to Christine Flores!)
“The upcoming EP consists of songs that I would’ve heard elsewhere and wished they were mine, I am so proud of each and every one. It’s definitely my “here I am moment”, and Joyride was really the diving board into this new era. It took me some time to understand my sound and myself and what I want this project to represent, and I believe I’ve really solidified it with what’s to come.”
Coining her aesthetic as a “Manson Meets Madonna” lovechild, LEXXE’s debut EP has one thorough-line to tie it all together- dance. On Meet Me In The Shadows, LEXXE aimed to lean into all facets of her personality.
Alexis Lucena, a.k.a LEXXE is a multidisciplinary artist from Long Island, New York. Starting with dance, she trained at the esteemed Seiskaya Ballet Academy in Stony Brook, leading her to receive a BFA in Dance Performance from the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance. Having studied French Horn for 9 years, music came naturally to LEXXE, and she started singing professionally in 2016. No stranger to the stage- along with playing gigs with her band, for the past three years LEXXE has been performing with COMPANY XIV in NYC. She most recently originated the leading role of Alice in their critically acclaimed show Queen Of Hearts. As well as new music in the upcoming months, look out for her as she makes her feature film debut as a dancer in the Warner Bros. screen adaption of In The Heights. Her dance background and time on the stage has come together to influence her music and sound effortlessly, bringing authenticity to her work and challenging the traditional “pop-star” mould.