Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Spot-On: Alexz Johnson

In 2009, Alexz Johnson was on her way to becoming a rockstar, just like her TV persona Jude Harrison. After starring in the Canadian television series "Instant Star," Johnson was signed to Epic Records. Things looked promising for the young singer, who had recorded a debut album with the label. However, when Epic started to restructure their artists, Johnson was subsequently dropped from the label, and her debut album was never released.

"I feel stronger, wiser", says 25-year-old Vancouver-raised, NYC transplant Alexz Johnson -- positive words indeed from the singer/songwriter (and actress) who has seen her music tied up in major label turmoil not once, but twice in the last five years. Finally following the release of her debut LP Voodoo (and it's 2011 remix Reloaded), Johnson has regrouped creatively for her next project: a 2012 full-length preceded by a five-song preview EP Skipping Stone arriving in January that promises torchy ballads, retro country and seductive alt-pop. The fine title track, mixed by Greg Wells (Adele), leads the way. This time around, says Johnson, "the vocals are the star." Listening to "Skipping Stone" and backtracking to "Look at Those Eyes" (from Voodoo Reloaded) we couldn't agree more.


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