NYC soul-rock quintet Brandi & The Alexanders showcase different sides of their artistry and personal experiences on new EP REFLECTION, a seven-track collection led by powerhouse vocals and infectious grooves.
Rooted in complex lyricism and experimental instrumentation, the EP encapsulates the two years our world stood still, delving into themes of self-reflection, self-doubt, and identity that come together as an emotive and layered sonic experience.
Opening with empowering tones of “Black Mother Queen Reflection,” before moving into more anthemic yet soulful sensibilities with “Where You Belong,” and “Fire,” the EP meditates on everything from family and heartache to Black empowerment and self-confidence.
Stand-out sultry number “Watch You Dance,” definitely gets you moving along with the husky yet bold vocals before the EP comes to an end on a quieter note with the echoing beats and soaring vocal lines of “Amen.”
Speaking of the album, the band says, “The album is like a mirror that showcases the different sides of the band, who we are and what we've been thinking about over the last two years. All of the songs on this album are intensely personal reflections of me and range from musings on my upbringing to my moments of loneliness and desire. However, I feel like these are all experiences that everyone can relate to in some way or another.”
Starting off as a nine-piece classic R&B cover band in 2014, Brandi and the Alexandersbegan carving a space for themselves with bluesy Southern soul and rock influenced sound in 2016. Slowly yet surely honing their passionate musicality, REFLECTION is yet another creative step forward in the band’s journey.