Dark metal inclined singer/songwriter Lexi Layne is here to “Dominate” your ears with her debut EP Sinner & Saint – out August 6th.
Channelling influences from bands such as Within Temptation, Jinjer, PVRIS, and Rivals, Lexi seamlessly combines electronics, soaring vocals, enticing melodies and the right amount of atmosphere. Fusing beauty and extremism, it is clear that Lexi has a lustrous career ahead of her as her talent cannot be denied or ignored.
“I am thrilled to be releasing my first EP on August 6th. It has been a long, beautiful and at sometimes hard road to get this done the way I’ve wanted it, but it’s finally here! I really want my fans to connect personally with each song they hear and create their own story. There are so many highs and lows with my music, a dark yet beautiful roller coaster.” says Lexi of the new offering.
The EP combines epic electronics, with soaring vocals and heavy instrumentation. The huge sound of Dominate, with Lexi’s seductive vocals, produce a compelling effect. Creative use of percussive instruments in Bloodless delves into a world of sound that is drastically different. Accompanied by a serene clean guitar lead, the performance feels more intimate and emotional, whilst also adding a progressive twist. Artfully crafted vocal harmonies are unveiled in Lost Soul while Sinner and Saint sees Lexi embrace vocal styles more typical of pop music, contrasted with dark lyrical content and orchestral backing. Sinner and Saint draws to a close with an eerie impact as an ethereal choir descends into dissonance and darkness.
Exploring the never-ending strife of good and evil experienced as part of the human condition, Lexi delivers a wide array of powerful soundscapes and musical styles in Sinner and Saint. Raw emotion exudes from Lexi’s vocals, complementing the instrumentation with a dramatic effect. Sinner and Saint is an enchanting discovery through dark yet beautiful thoughts of a curious mind.