Our thumbs are definitely way up for Kira Alexi’s overall talent, songwriting skills and singing voice. It’s unfortunate, then, that her recordings’ production quality is poor. “Stolen” grabs us from the get-go, a solid alt-rock/grunge guitar rocker that features her aching, raspy voice singing smart, incisive lyrics. The song’s intelligence and hook are a winning combo that’s undermined by a mix that is by turns shrill and bass heavy. Too bad, since this is a song that could really grace a teen drama on film or TV. Same goes for “Best Friends” and “Life Raft” as the artist plumbs her relationships with friends and lovers. Kira Alexi seems to have all the elements needed for a successful career––except a producer.