If you’re a hardcore follower of the Breaking More Waves presence online (hi Mum) then you may have already clocked that today’s new artist has already featured on past Breaking More Waves New Music Weekly playlists. Today, with the latest update to the playlist you’ll find her there again with her latest release. With that in mind, it felt like Lexie Carroll was overdue a blog post.
Who is Lexie Carroll? She’s a 17 year-old singer songwriter from the outskirts of London whose music is quietly honest and heartfelt. Lexie doesn’t do bangers. Her songs are the stuff of wholesome soft snugness; all gentle acoustic guitar, strings and piano that back her pretty pastel tunes.
Her song racing raindrops (which was featured on the New Music Weekly playlist back in January) is a song about childhood friendships and how relationships change as you grow older. The music reflects that perfectly with a purity and innocence that can only be achieved when you’re young. Keeping it 100% organic and natural you’ll also hear some birdsong in the background as Lexie plays.
New track do you wanna leave this city is another twinkling romantic gem that reminds me a little of very early Maisie Peters - who is now playing stadiums supporting Ed Sheeran. So maybe there’s a space in that quiet pop setting for Lexie? Describing the song as about ‘hating the city and falling in love with complicated people and being incapable of hiding your feelings’ you can hear it streaming below. And yes, Lexie is clearly not bothered about capital letters.
With an EP to follow soon, I’m not expecting any glitchcore remixes to feature anytime soon in Lexie’s repertoire, but that’s fine, her music is adorable just as it is.
Lexie Carroll plays a show in London at the MAP Studio Cafe in London on 25th March.
The New Music Weekly playlist from Breaking More Waves can be found by clicking here.
Lexie Carroll - do you wanna leave this city?