Lexie Rose has been burning up the the L.A. club circuit since the age of 13, while maintaining her life as a school student. With clubs like Genghis Cohen, The Hi Hat, The Hotel Café, The Echo and the legendary Troubadour already under her belt, Rose is surely one to watch rise to a national level. Currently gearing up to release her debut EP later this year, she has graced my ears with her incredible first single Wrong. Lexie, an Americana pop singer songwriter who, since her debut club performance has backed her bold confidence and ambition with a charismatic stage presence and commitment to crafting compelling tunes reflective of her life’s journey at any given time. “Wrong” is her new single, produced by Max Allyn.
It’s important to first point-out that she’s already been produced by Grammy winner Sheldon Gomberg (Ben Harper, Rickie Lee Jones, Ryan Adams). So, this isn’t her first time around the block in that respect, but it’s a fresh start in a new welcomed direction for her. And the sound is crisp and clean with a low-end groove that won’t quit. It stands up to and even surpasses the former sound. These days a producer gets a lot of up-front credit, but they don’t always speak for every particle aspect of a release. It can still be said that Lexie Rose shines through and gets all the-more credit herself, even though working with great engineers. Being only 17 years old, that is still yet to be fully seen, but it makes a mark worth noting, concerning the recording process. While well-produced, there is still more artistry to work with than sound can layer to any degree to make the track stand out any better. It’s honest and that’s what matters most in the greater scheme of things. And being young and beautiful always helps, but takes no front seat to her music, and that’s another fortunate thing whenever you put the music first. Do that and there is nothing but a flawless result here, but even if not, just about anyone can appreciate this pop single.
No need to be right or wrong, it is what it is, and that is a good one with hit written all over it. The type of thing that is missing lately, in the sense of artist uniqueness within a very cookie cutter genre. It can be argued, but that’s really-specifically speaking of the genre cutting the art itself out, rather than the other way around. There doesn’t sound to be any of that to worry about with Lexie Rose. She sounds all grown up and beyond those trappings, and so far, so good as it appears.
This has all manifested in an EP release worth looking forward to, with “Wrong” being the right example to work with toward it. You’ll catch right onto her sultry voice with no hesitation, whether or-not you’ve already heard her sing. Level after level can always be reached if you stay the course, and she takes it to another level and then some. Just making a-suggestion to search for her previous work as well, to prove more about her progress that has been made thus far.