Brooklyn-based songwriter Alex Winston is back this summer with a new pop-laced EP, The Day I Died. Resonating in a realm of charming Kimbra-like vocals and vintage production, Winston makes it her own by infusing it with an 80s pop vibe. She appeared in the Brooklyn scene in 2011 after delivering album Sister Wife. It featured single “Choice Notes,” which garnered Winston attention when brands like Hyundai and TJ Maxx included it in their ads. Since then, Winston has toured in the US and Europe, playing UK festivals including Bestival, VFest, and Underage Festival, supporting artists such as Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Gotye. Recently, Winston toured with Neon Trees before heading back to New York.
The Day I Died is laced with Winston’s fluid vocals and delicate synths. “Down Low” is a warm-hearted, slow groove that pulls at all of your troubles, pulling you deeper into the uncharted maps of your mind. The heartbroken emotions saturated in her music are unmistakable.
The overall mix of The Day I Died pulls out the true talent and heart Winston puts to her music, offering lyrics that flow so well you’re compelled to sing them out loud. Her hypnotizing, fresh hooks indicate that she will only continue to grow, so come cruise with us on August 27.
– Ariel Hong