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Lxandra

We caught up with Lxandra to discuss her new visually wicked and totally empowering music video, “Dig Deep, just off the heels of supporting Dua Lipa on tour in Dublin. What do these two fierce femmes have in common besides power pipes? Well, they DGAF.

Although “Dig Deep was recorded last year, its mystical visual counterpart comes just in time for the height of the #MeToo movement. Beginning in a soft, folk-y croon, we see a lonely girl living as a somewhat deranged Stepford wife but, as the song explodes into chorus, the subject finally joins her sisters in the modern era for a dark, dreamy dance number. “So come and bring my witches home,” Lxandra belts. The takeaway here is as clear as a crystal ball, solidarity and the importance of women supporting each other. We love this flawless range that is definitive of Lxandra’s sound; an intimate verse followed by powerful chorus, which we have seen on other major tracks like “Flicker.

When asked about the spooky theme, Lxandra explains that it all started when talented songwriter, Michelle Leonard, came to her like, “we should make this goddess song!” So where did the hocus pocus come in? “There was an old saying” she laughs “if you have a large birthmark, you’re a witch,” explaining she has one on her left arm. They had a lot of fun developing this wild theme both lyrically and visually. We then couldn’t help but ask which three female vocalists Lxandra would want in her coven. “Sia, Stevie Nicks and Tina Turner” she sounds off with ease. A fitting trio.

We’ll be keeping an eye on this fresh talent, waiting for that debut album. Until then, you can check out her city guide of Berlin, her home base since migrating from Finland two years ago.

story by Elle Steier

city guide:
Berlin, DE
outdoors
Treptower Park
“Treptower park, plänterwald and wuhlheide. I looovee big parks, the furst one is by the water, second a little but beautiful forest and the third a magical big park/forest. I love running in the nature, thses places are my favorites for that, but also perfect for a Sunday stroll.” - Lxandra
Alt-Treptow, 12435 Berlin, Germany
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food
Pig & Tiger
"I just love korean food. My favorite is probably Pig & Tiger in Neukölln. I’d order garlic edamame, cucumber kimchi and kimchi pancake for starters to share with 2 or 3 people and either the vegan spicy udons or bibimbap as main. Yummyy!" - Lxandra
Schillerpromenade 32, 12049 Berlin, Germany
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bar
Villa Neukölln
"There are so many nice bars in Berlin, hard to say... Maybe Villa Neukölln or some other cozy bar with a non smoking area." -Lxandra
Hermannstraße 233, 12049 Berlin, Germany
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coffee
Okay Café
“Café Okay in Neukölln. Simply the best. The stuff is so friendly and just awesome, the coffee is great and the breakfast is heaven.” - Lxandra
Pflügerstraße 68, 12047 Berlin, Germany
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landmark
Berliner Dom
"The Dome is beautiful and the old airport called Tempelhof is definately worth a visit.” - Lxandra  
Am Lustgarten, 10178 Berlin, Germany
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venue
Lido
“Lido is a cute venue, saw Jessie Ware there ones and she was amazing.” - Lxandra
Cuvrystraße 7, 10997 Berlin, Germany
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shopping
Dress Code
“Probably most of the vintage shops in Berlin. Dress Code in Bergmannkiez is one of my favorites.” - Lxandra
Nostitzstraße 25, 10961 Berlin, Germany
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