Welcome to Indigenous in Music with Larry K. This week we welcome from Surrey, British Columbia. Singer, songwriter and storyteller, Alexis Lynn is in the house. Her new album is out entitled “Real Talk.” She’s brings us a nice mix of up-tempo dance-floor bop.
Enjoy music from Alexis Lynn, Chantil Dukart, Khu.eex, Qacung, Airjazz, Elastic Bond, Mike Paul, Jimmy Lee Young, Thunderhand Joe and the Medicine Show, Latin Vibe, Stolen Identity, Nancy Sanchez, Shauit, Yves Lambert, Graeme Jonez, Centavrvs, Aysanabee, Dan Linitie, Campo, Locos Por Juana, Redbone, Midnight Sparrows, NORTHBOUND51, Tracy Lee Nelson, Blue Mountain Tribe, Aterciopleados, Bomba Estero, Joey Stylez, Carsen Gray, Kelly Fraser, Melody McArthur, Jahkota and much much more.
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ALEXIS LYNN IN OUR SAY MAGAZINE FEATURE
Alexis Lynn’s fans know that ultra-catchy hooks and radio-ready production are a given; the stories she’s telling with them though, just might surprise you. Alexis Lynn is a singer-songwriter from Surrey, British Columbia and she has an ambitious year ahead of her. A captivating performer with a honeyed vocal tone and an edge underneath it, Alexis crafts deceptively sweet pop anthems that never shy away from her ethos of honesty and empowerment. Inspired by the worlds of hip-hop and R&B, her music radiates confidence and examines our insecurities in equal measure. With an ambitious year ahead of her,
Growing up outside of Vancouver, Alexis Lynn knew from her earliest days that she wanted to be a singer. It was when she took up songwriting as a teen that she knew she was destined to be an artist. Having always loved writing, Alexis found that speaking her truths through music came naturally, and her family roots in Canada’s First Nations further inspired her commitment to storytelling and her belief in the importance of sharing our life experiences. With unapologetic greats like Amy Winehouse and Rihanna as guiding influences, Alexis developed a raw style of songwriting that belies her sweet demeanor, confident in tackling any topic that she feels passionate about. An unabashed feminist and an advocate for mental health awareness, Alexis writes songs that cut the small talk, helping people of all stripes to feel heard in their struggles and inspiring listeners to know their own worth and to never settle. And with a work ethic like hers, settling isn’t on the table for Alexis Lynn: with a hand in the whole creative process, from art design to music video editing, Alexis has the drive and artistic clarity to make her aspirations a reality.
Entering 2021, those aspirations are big. Alexis Lynn’s impressive streak of recent singles has shown off her vocal chops and aesthetic range, running the gamut from the dance music-inflected “Ghosts” (a bare, anthemic meditation on vulnerability and insecurity) to the club-friendly buoyancy of “Bubble” (a flirtatious trap-pop bop about emotional availability). Writing and recording prolifically despite the pandemic, Alexis plans to go deeper than ever on her next project: a multifaceted exploration of mental health and its effects on our lives and relationships that promises to be her most personal work yet. And though circumstances have kept her from the communal energy of live performance, Alexis Lynn’s uplifting, affirming music might be the perfect balm for the interim; in an era defined by distance, what could be better than songs that make us feel a little less alone?