Alexi 8bit: “You Don’t Have to Be Alone Anymore”

Zachariah Williams

In the world of singers, acting cutesy doesn’t necessarily negate sophistication. Like, we’ve seen a lot of success in going north of mere infantile novelty and co-opting that puppy love naivety in a way that’s accessible to all age groups. And while we can point to a major movement of such with jazz-pop hits from the ’40s through ’60s, it’s especially true post-Ariana Grande’s impact on our modern musical environment.

Just ask Alexi 8bit. This Austin multi-instrumentalist-producer just wrapped up last month with her sophomore EP Softy. Between Alexi’s pink dress, ribbons in hair, and oversized teddy bear on the album artwork and track titles like “Dreaming From My Childhood Bed”…yeah…there’s some extremely girly energy engulfing Softy on first glance. But past that surface level aesthetic, when you actually sit down and listen to this thing, it’s clear that no one other than a grown ass person could accomplish something so mature. I mean you can’t score an ongoing residency at Fairmont Austin’s Room 725 lounge without having ample class, right?

And you don’t have to identify any which way to be moved by Softy‘s five-song selection either. So before you celebrate Pride Month with Alexi and the full 8bit band on Sunday, June 30th at Cheer Up Charlie’s, kick back with the cool keys, expertly-executed vocals, bear-hug-big harmonies, and comforting lyrical company of the Norah Jones-esque “You Don’t Have to Be Alone Anymore”.

I’m not crying; you’re crying.

You Don’t Have to Be Alone Anymore

Alexi 8bit

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