This Kita Alexander article was written by Kelly Crichton, a GIGSoup contributor. Edited by Siobhan Scarlett.
Singer Kita Alexander returns with her own style of easy going indie-pop, which the Aussies often do best. Following up on her debut single ‘My Own Way’ which achieved some success on the Australian airwaves, Alexander returns with upbeat easy-going EP ‘Like You Want To’. Alexander aged 19, shows she is growing musically, sounding more mature than her previous record.
Whilst yet to make a significant impact on the international scene, she is clocking up a lot of plays on streaming sites. She is also attracting attention from well-established producers.
The lead single ‘Like You Want To’ evokes summer time vibes (unfortunately it’s only summer in the southern hemisphere). It will likely prove popular with radio stations down under. ‘Wild Heart’ shows more teeth than the title track, its synth-lead 80s vibe is on the money and may prove to be a break out record.
The other two tracks ‘Plain Sight’ and ‘High Tops’ don’t deliver the same impact but are comforting inclusions. ‘High Tops’ confidence prompts comparisons to Lorde’s ‘Royals’. Both are peppered with references to diamonds and aspirations, or lack thereof. Like Lorde, Alexander ticks a lot of the boxes on the international stardom checklist including teaming up with a number of established names over the past year. These include Nicky Littlemore of Empire of the Sun and Chris Braide, award-winning writer and producer to uber-stars Sia, Beyonce and Lana Del Rey.
With such all-star support and a natural ability, which has seen her writing music since the age of 12, this is certainly a name we are going to become more familiar with. Her debut album is expected in early 2016, so that time may come sooner rather than later.
Kita Alexander plays the Notting Hill Arts Club, London on 3rd February 2016. ‘Like You Want To’ is out now on Atlantic Records UK.