Finnish rising star Lxandra is back with brand new single ‘Swimming Pools’, taken from her upcoming EP. The emotive new track is set to be released in two versions, with a poignant piano version coming first on May 31st. A produced version replete with swelling strings and skittering beats will follow next month, along with the official music video.
“Swimming pools is about being happy with what you have and showing a middle finger to the expectations of society, and a world that runs on money,“ Lxandra reveals. ”It’s about remembering who you are and where you come from and always holding onto that. Be grateful for what you have, you have everything you need. Don’t make compromises for money. Being true to yourself is more valuable.”
Lxandra – who considers herself “more of a storyteller than a singer or artist” – hails from the tiny Finnish fortress island of Suomenlinna but relocated to Berlin a few years ago. It wasn’t long before she landed a record deal Her debut single ‘Flicker’ was released in early 2017 and was followed by ‘Hush Hush Baby’, a song originally written as a birthday present for her mother, that became part of Saturn’s pre-Christmas campaign. Last year she was asked by Amazon to record a version of ‘Pride (In The Name of Love)’ by U2 for the third season trailer of ‘Man in The High Castle’, and she kicked 2019 off with her song ‘Too Young to Grow Old’ hitting 60k views on YouTube after soundtracking a scene in Marvel‘s Runaways series in the US.
“The EP is about coming of age and realizing shit,” Lxandra laughs. “Every song is about a lesson learned.” Along with a handful of brand new tracks the collection will also contain empowering previous singles ‘Dig Deep’, which garnered 1 million streams in the first week of release (now up to over 6 million), and the aforementioned ‘Flicker’, one of the first songs she ever wrote. Stay tuned for more from this rapidly ascending young artist.