Thu, 16 September 2010
Music supplied via ArielPublicity
Artist - Alexis Foxe
Track 1 - Down the drain
The family moved to New York when Alexis was 11. Her mother worked in the music industry, so she spent her adolescent years doing what a lot of teens would dream of; listening to music demos and going to concerts. Alexis soon fell in love with US Cinema. She says, “I learned to speak English by watching films. I became fascinated by how language was manipulated and began to notice how exquisitely music could be used to enhance the story. I started to think of music as the second language of the film. I knew from an early age that I wanted to do something with music and film.”
At the age of 18, Alexis packed her bags for Poughkeepsie, New York. She enjoyed her year at Vassar College, but Spain was calling to her. In Spain, she managed the rock band, Pop Sonic and learned how difficult it can be to make your mark in music. She was torn by the desire to become a musician herself and the knowledge of what a difficult road it can be. Unsure of what to do next, Alexis took a temporary job at the Rock in Rio festival in Brazil. The musicians she met inspired her so much, that she decided music was what she wanted to do with her life. She knew it was important to have a college degree too, so she enrolled at the prestigious London School of Economics—Mick Jagger’s alma mater--and emerged three years later with a degree in philosophy. During her stay in London, Alexis realized she was spending more time hitting the clubs, than hitting the books. Music was becoming more of a necessity in her life. She jumped at the chance to work with legendary producer Richard Nile, who has worked with Paul McCartney, Tina Turner and Ray Charles, among others. Nile was impressed with Foxe’s lyrics. Together, they produced the album eponoymouseponymous.