A visual introduction to Detroit singer Alex Winston, and her rollicking tune "Velvet Elvis".
Detroit born Alex Winston has announced news of her next release, Velvet Elvis; the title track will be released as part of an EP on September 13th through Island Records UK.
An enigmatic artist, at first glance Alex's music appears upbeat, but on closer examination, her lyrics reveal subject matters brimming with strange and provoking subjects. 'Velvet Elvis' the EP's lead track examines the notion of objectum sexuality; where people have fallen in love with objects, often humanising them: Ma said I ain't right / Clutching on you all night / But you're my, you're my guy / Elvis When I feel your velvet / I can't help it / You don't breathe / So you can't leave me.
Backed by 'Fire Ant', another new song from Alex, it beckons at what untold surprises are in store for the multi-instrumentalist's forthcoming January album. Traces of her motown influences can be felt in the track alongside stunning percussion, eerie harmonies and propelling drums culminating in a wall of sound in the last 10 seconds of the song. King Charles, the acclaimed London solo performer takes on remix duties for 'Velvet Elvis' to complete the EP.
Having released a critically acclaimed mini album earlier this year, headlined a NME Awards Show, Alex is currently putting the finishing touches to her debut album due January 2012 through Island Records. She has been working with producers Bjorn Ytlling (Lykke Li), The Knocks and the award winning Charlie Hugall (Florence and the Machine, Crystal Fighters).
Alex is also working on a 4-piece documentary with various film makers exploring some of the interesting oddities that have influenced her whilst making her album; including beauty pageants and fortune cookie writers.
Those who have seen Alex live can attest to the energy and power of her performance whilst the presence of her band and backing singers known as The Sisterwives gives them an almost cult-like quality.