Photo by Mariam Waliji
Last month I went a little nuts over Alexis Castrogiovanni's single "Someday My Thoughts Will Be Like a Range of Mountains." The cellist's classical/trip hop/folk/punk sound hit a perfect sweet spot for me. She's back with a new single off of her upcoming EP. "Ex-Girl" truly solidifies the trip hop comparisons, but trip hop being done with a cello. It's a more organic version of artists like Tricky and Massive Attack that somehow keeps the intensity intact. Just to make it a little more 90's, it's also reminding me of groundbreaking artists that went (somewhat) mainstream like PJ Harvey and Tori Amos. "Ex-Girl" is an intense, swirling, and beautiful new single that makes us even more intrigued by Alexis Castrogiovanni.
You can listen to "Ex-Girl" below. Someday My Thoughts Will Be Like a Range of Mountains is due out September 21, and can be pre-ordered through Bandcamp. For more on Alexis Castrogiovanni, check out the artist's website.