Toychestral electronic pop artist Alexa Dexa will independently release her third full-length album entitled “Year of Abandon” on May 15th with grant funding from the New York State Council on the Arts.
The album is centered around themes of abandon, both in the sense of the wild impulsiveness of youth and the renunciation that causes people, places, or things to be left behind. Throughout “Year of Abandon”, Alexa’s soulful vocals lapse between exhilarated trills and the not-so-hidden mourning of thrills sought and found and lost. All the while her lush electronic soundscapes pulse and shift, sometimes too dense to comprehend but occasionally finding simplicity. Featured on the 9 original tracks are the vast contents of Alexa Dexa’s ever-expanding toy hoard: her Schoenhut toy pianos, desk bells, typatune, chimes, glockenspiel, pianosaurus, roly poly musical chime bear, toy cash register, toy banjo, little tikes xylo keyboard, vintage ice cube tray, African bottle cap shaker, and rainstick.
“Year of Abandon” is currently available for a sneak peek listen and pre-order here.