“Alexis Hightower delivers passionate acoustic soul…mesmerizing audiences with a dancer’s grace.” -Ebony.com
Enthralling vocalist Alexis Hightower’s first full-length album, Girl Next Door, was released on Big Finish Records on November 25, 2014. Described by Ebony.com in 2013 as “mesmerizing,” Alexis’ chic alternative R&B sound is a sophisticated mix of classic jazz touched with the hip-hop and classic soul she grew up on.
Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Alexis was raised in California and made the long-anticipated move to New York City during the heyday of neo-Soul, hip hop and spoken word. Her various homes influenced her distinct sound, leading to collaborations with emerging talents including Kareem Riggins, Eric Lewis (ELEW), Duane Eubanks and Saul Williams among others.
Alexis’ various surroundings come together in her riveting sound found throughout Girl Next Door. Her critically acclaimed workhas led her to headline on renown stages including NYC’s Joe’s Pub, SOB’s and Ginny’s Supper Club, and as far away as the San Sebastian International Music Festival in Spain and the Mumyhua Festival in Austria. “This is the sum of all my parts,” Alexis says about the album. “It’s all the music I ever loved and that am right now.”
Hailed as “imaginative” (Soultrain.com) and as “a groundbreaking experience for music fans” (Glitter and Stiletto), Girl Next Door promises to be the first of many triumphs by this rising talent. Watch for more dates and information about Alexis Hightower coming soon.