Lexi Cline

REVIEW: ‘Martini’s In The Clouds’ – Lexi Cline

Lexi Cline – “Martini’s In The Clouds”

LA based singer Lexi Cline made her debut this year and has been very busy with multiple tracks released, seven in fact, including her latest, “Martini’s In The Clouds”, a perfect slice of understated pop with low key vocals and a wicked stop-start guitar based backing track. Lexi herself says of her music “I want to make music that inspires people to be exactly who they are. Embracing yourself is the most powerful thing in the world, and if I can help somebody get there, I know I’m doing something right”.

“Martini’s In The Clouds” is an ‘in-flight’ track as the cabin crew get you seated and settled for this ride along with Lexi as the pace picks up with the superb “Thin Ice” with Lexi’s sickly sweet vocals lacing this R&B-pop groove. Earlier this year, Lexi released an EP of all her tracks, “Better Late Than Never”, from which the title track is next, yet more glorious synth-pop with its uplifting chorus and happy, Summery feel-good factor, this is pure escapist pop! “Erase You” carries on this theme, if only more down-tempo but it shimmers and yet again, Lexi’s vocals are just so effervescent and dreamy.

We all like cake, don’t we?! Lexi does too, so much so that she wrote a song about it! But her “Cake” is about the cake that we all want and to eat too. That’s her message to her boy, he wants his cake and wants to eat it too with this harder hitting R&B anthem in which Lexi spells it out plain and clear! The R&B sounds continues with “Choose” as Lexi considers why is it so hard to choose? There’s an awesome sax middle-eight and ending to this songs that it both sexy and sublime. Lexi concludes her 2020 ‘anthology’ with a stripped back, acoustic version of “Erase You”, which presents the song in a more delicate form and allows Lexi’s voice to be heard that much more clearer.

Lexi’s set of songs from her debut year in music are all tinged with an element of Country, R&B and pop but very definitely they are all very listenable and deserve wider appreciation. I look forward to more from lexi in 2021 and hopefully more will to as she has already taken a big leap forward with her latest single, “Martini’s In The Clouds”, and its predecessors. Highlights for me of Lexi2020 are “Better Late Than Never” and “Thin Ice” but make sure you play this collection in full before choosing your favourite(s)…!

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!