Lexi adds to a big year in her rise with today’s release of her debut EP ‘Empire of One’, which is out via EastWest Records / Warner Music UK. The EP compiles all of four of her recent singles alongside its new single and title track: ‘Empire of One’. Lexi also shares the new official video for the song. LISTEN HERE.
‘Empire of One’ offers a different feel to the rest of the EP. Lexi’s new song is a beautiful cocktail of enchanting melodies, dreamy as well as witty lyrics tinged with a mixture of melancholy and hope. The ethereal harmonies and sing-a-long choruses are original but also have the feeling of a long lost ABBA classic. Though the mood of ‘Empire of One’ is light and feel-good, Lexi wrote the song in January, on “blue Monday” the saddest day of the year. The lyrics turn loneliness and isolation into a strength and a source of joy. “I don’t need the club or the flashing lights,” she sings with conviction, “I’ll turn blue Mondays into Friday nights.”
“‘Empire of One’ is a song that celebrates our independence and imagination,” says Lexi. “
The timeless ‘70s atmosphere of ‘Empire of One’ is reflected in the official video, which was directed by Ben McConnachie, and creates a deep sense of nostalgia. Captured on grainy, Super 8 film, the video compiles moments of Lexi’s life in the studio, wandering through the streets of London, and escaping into nature. The video takes us back in time before we got trapped in our digital worlds.
Lexi says that all the songs on her EP, ‘Empire of One’ are about “turning our individual experiences and emotions of loneliness and isolation into connection and strength. We forget when we feel alone, that so many of us feel the same way. ”The entire EP was recorded during lockdown, with Lexi’s collaborators including Jonathan Quarmby (Lewis Capaldi, James Arthur, Tom Walker), Wayne Hector (who has scored over thirty #1 hits for artists ranging from Carrie Underwood to One Direction), Jimmy Hogarth (Amy Winehouse, Paolo Nutini), Jim Eliot (Ellie Goulding, Foxes), solo artist Benjamin Francis Leftwich, and Sacha Skarbek (Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey).