San Diego-based singer and songwriter Danielle Alexa makes soul-filled music that simmers with memorable melodies, pop hooks and deep R&B grooves. While staying true to the rich cultural tradition of R&B/soul, Danielle puts a brand new spin on the genre, crafting thought-provoking songs bubbling up with youthful energy, edge and her most personal truths. Each of her songs showcases her top-notch musicianship and impeccable ear for lush arrangements, carrying on the collective musical story of contemporary pop and soul icons like Adele, Beyoncé, and Hiatus Kaiyote, in her own voice.
Danielle Alexa’s upcoming eponymous debut encapsulates the artist’s inimitable style and pays homage to the music that has shaped her on-going evolution. “I wanted to make an album that reflected the music that I grew up with. Artists like Christina Aguilera, Chaka Khan, Bobby Brown, and The Gap Band all were major influences on my development as a vocalist and songwriter. I am honoring that tradition and at the same time offering something new that hopefully sounds fresh and interesting.”
Produced by Guy Eckstine, Danielle’s EP offers up a cross section of mid- and up-tempo grooves, buoyed by thick synth bass lines, funky drumbeats and atmospheric keyboards. Her lyrics reveal emotional depth well beyond her years, and yet somehow, despite her heavy heart, the listener is compelled to sing along, entranced by Alexa’s sultry delivery. It has been a long time since a newcomer has offered so much musically and spiritually, acknowledging the frailty of the human condition and overcoming emotional heartache. The current landscape of pop music reflects strong urban influences, so Danielle Alexa is right on time. She released her first single, “Daydreams” in late 2017. Her latest single, “Spinning in Circles” is out now, alongside a video featuring stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Laganja Estranja and Gia Gunn. A darling of the LGBTQ scene, Danielle will be performing during PRIDE week in L.A. in June 2018, where she will also debut her next single, “Come to Me.”