Today’s song is “Criminal” by Alexandra. This is the latest track from the New South Wales, Australian singer/songwriter. Alexandra Murat was always exposed to music and has been creating music since the tender age of five. At thirteen she received her first musical instruments, a guitar and keyboard. She started playing and never looked back.
Alexandra worked with American producer Keith Olsen to find her sound on this song. It features Alexandra (lead vocals), producer Keith Olsen and Ian Vandermolen (drums), JJ Farris (guitar), Kristjan Bild (keys and electronics), Ariane Cap (bass), and Stephanie Alexandra Murat (percussion and loops).
Alexandra has been compared to artists like Hayley Williams of Paramore, Rihanna, Sia, and Alanis Morissette. She has created a ferociously energetic musical experience. The song has a softness of pop but hits hard with its gritty alternative rock rhythms.
It reminds me of a female Michael Jackson with some sass of Beyoncé and a poetic eloquence that gives it the music depth and meaning.