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