4 Songs, 13 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Among all the subtle drum-machines and sleek synth sparkle, it’s easy to get swept away by the melodies of Kita Alexander’s Like You Want To EP—four tracks of shimmering electro-pop that make up the Australian singer/songwriter’s first release. The fact that she grew up busking Fleetwood Mac and Queen covers at the local farmers' market can be heard in tunes like “Wildheart” and the title track, which escalate from cooly restrained verses to bold, breathless refrains. By the time she closes with “High Tops”—a bass-heavy kiss-off with a perfectly sinister edge—Alexander’s debut is disarming.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Among all the subtle drum-machines and sleek synth sparkle, it’s easy to get swept away by the melodies of Kita Alexander’s Like You Want To EP—four tracks of shimmering electro-pop that make up the Australian singer/songwriter’s first release. The fact that she grew up busking Fleetwood Mac and Queen covers at the local farmers' market can be heard in tunes like “Wildheart” and the title track, which escalate from cooly restrained verses to bold, breathless refrains. By the time she closes with “High Tops”—a bass-heavy kiss-off with a perfectly sinister edge—Alexander’s debut is disarming.

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About Kita Alexander

Australian surfer girl Kita Alexander quit school when she discovered she could make sufficient money by playing pubs. The Brisbane-born, Port Macquarie-raised singer/songwriter used Google to find a manager, who went on to connect her with producers for Lana Del Rey and fellow Aussies Sia and Empire of the Sun. Her influences (Fleetwood Mac, Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens, Tom Petty, Patti Smith) informed much of her sonic aesthetic, while polished production sheen enhanced her pop sensibilities. Buzz was generated with first single "My Own Way" and she signed with Atlantic Records in 2015. Her sunwashed debut EP, Like You Want To, was released in late 2015 and featured the eponymous single. ~ Neil Z. Yeung

HOMETOWN
Brisbane, Australia
BORN
1996

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