Chicago-born R&B/soul artist itoldLexi has today released her brand new single, the heartfelt and vulnerable Softin’. The track explores resilience and loyalty, and is written from the perspective of a woman speaking to a man. It’s about being their ride or die, and that no matter what life throws at him, she has his back through thick and thin. Softin’ features London-based rapper P Sauvage, and arrives poignantly around Lexi’s second anniversary of living in London. Softin’ follows Lexi’s recent release, Get It Right which has been going down a storm live, and continues to rack up streams across platforms. Listen to Softin’ here.
Lexi explains, “As I mark my two-year journey in London, I’m excited to share a new RnB/Drill-inspired track. Hailing from Chicago, where drill originates, it’s intriguing to witness London’s take on the drill genre, infused with its unique East coast influence. Softin’ goes deeper, exploring the beauty within the challenges of relationships and the importance of finding inner peace and mutual support. Collaborating with London natives Mike Bxnks and P Sauvage has been an incredible honor, as they were among my first musical connections in this vibrant city. Through Softin’, my message remains clear – I’m here for you, ready to be your ride or die companion through life’s ups and downs.”
The London-based artist headlined two packed out shows in London, over the summer. Lexi appeared at Piano Smithfield in Farringdon, and not only did she perform but was also joined by her producer Ronavella, who carried out a guided talk. This covered Lexi’s songwriting process, some of the messaging in her music and tying in her experiences as a female Black artist, in the music industry today. The songstress also played the historic Troubadour in Earl’s Court.