Addicted to Alexis
I was very pleased to see that James from Green Pea-ness had recently discovered the joys of Alexis Strum. Bad Haircut was definitely one of my most played tunes of last year, and she really isn’t getting the recognition she deserves (is this the curse of Popjustice?). So, rather than give you what you can easily get off Itunes, I thought I’d share some rare Alexis tracks off the sadly never released debut album.
Before she was a modern balladeer, Alexis was an electropop chick with a contract with Warner. Her first single was due to be Addicted, which although got sent out on promo, never made it into a single release. An album sampler was released to radio stations featuring: Addicted, Coming On Strong, Rock This Disco, Still Standing, and Nothing Good About This Goodbye. Songs Still, Keep Up, and Rodeo leaked soon after. Unfortunately, nothing came of the initial promos, and Alexis soon parted ways with Warner.
In the same year, Kylie Minogue covered Still Standing, and in 2005, Rachel Stevens covered Nothing Good About This Goodbye. Alongside these two tracks, Rodeo and Addicted were the best tracks on the sampler and are here for your listening pleasure.
MP3: Alexis Strum – Addicted (Expired)
MP3: Alexis Strum – Nothing Good About This Goodbye (Expired)
MP3: Alexis Strum – Rodeo (Expired)
MP3: Alexis Strum – Still Standing (Expired)