San Diego based soul vocalist and songwriter Danielle Alexa brings a tool kit laden with melodic and memorable soul pop hooks encased in hi-level musicianship to be heard on her forthcoming eponymous debut produced by industry heavyweight Guy Eckstine.
Influenced by classic Motown era talent including Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross as well as artists like Chaka Khan, The Gap Band, and New Edition, Alexa connects with music that evokes emotion through both tone and lyrics. Her melody driven sound conveys an array of feelings from upbeat and pop to insightful and heavy. One area that drives Alexa is reflecting on the suffering of humanity and utilizing her music to inspire love and happiness. In particular, LGBT issues affect her as she is a part of the community.
Musicianship is key for Alexa, and she is backed by talented, well experienced musicians. While working on her album in Los Angeles, she was joined by: Alan Okuye – Keyboards, Piano, Hammond Organ (Ricky Lee Jones, Bobby Womack); Evan Marks – Guitar, Keyboards (Verve Records recording artist, Guitarist, San Diego Symphony); Allan Phillips – Synth Bass (Donna Summer, Patti Labelle, Brenda Russell); Jonathan Granoff – Electric and Fretless Bass (Ellis Ashbrook, Underground System); Katisse Buckingham – Saxophone and Flute (Prince, Dr. Dre, Roy Ayers); Guy Eckstine – Drums, Drum Programming, Percussion, Keyboards (Herbie Hancock, Chris Botti, Quincy Jones). The Section Quartet who have played with the likes of Kanye West, Christina Aguilera, and Devendra Banhart also join in on “Daydreams.”
Glide is proud to premier the video for the lead single “Daydreams” a soul workout that displays Alexa’s throaty vocals that are both empowering and in the pocket.
“’Daydreams’ is a song that reflects the chaotic and confusing elements of the human experience,” says Alexa. “It is a melodic journey through my mind and portrays a struggle that I believe is relatable to many people. I wanted the video to reflect that kind of emotion with a smoky haze over various imagery.”