Different day, sane wit
There are two bears inside of you and they’re both really into Alexis and the Sanity. The artists (Alexis Marceaux and Sam Craft) formerly known as Alexis and the Samurai have rebranded, and their debut single doubles as a trippy clarion call to self improvement as well as, perhaps, a melodically confident artist’s statement. The undulating synths and warm vocals set against a backdrop of ethereal moans brought The Eurythmics and Kate Bush to this Terminally Gen-X mind. Marceaux has a tangibly Lennoxian control to her voice, able to emote evocatively whether its via whispers or wails, the full spectrum intriguing enough to command your attention. Meanwhile, the annoyingly talented multi-instrumentalist Sam Craft noodles with a nice array of future-retro electronica, nostalgic and cutting edge at the same time. Can we say Craftwerk? I think we can. The hymnal-like chorus is uplifting musically and spiritually: “Stand up on your hind legs/If you want to evolve/There’s an animal in us all”. It’s hard to argue with, and even harder to not be beguiled by this lovely, affirming slice of inventive pop. (PO) Alexis and the Sanity website
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