One listen to Alex Winston's cryptically charming "Sister Wife" or the wispy yet upbeat "Locomotive", and you will start to wonder why there aren't more classically trained operatic voices in mainstream music. A multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter to boot, Winston displays her adept ability to produce infectious indie pop music beyond her vocal abilities.
Last week, Winston announced her latest album Velvet Elvis will be released on September 12. For those of us familiar with her EPs, we can only wait in anticipation for what she will conjure up next. Her EP, Basement Covers, make sense of some of our favorite songs in a most unexpected way. Mumford and Son's "The Cave" is just one example. Eerily delicate vocals laced with dainty bells could not be a further departure from the British folk group's brash original. But it is, without a doubt, a nice sounding departure.
Winston graced Earmilk in June when itsk included Mover Shaker's mashup, Youngin On His Wife, which ingeniously matched Whiz Khalifa with Star Slinger against the backdrop of Winston's "Sister Wife." Delectable perfection.
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