Singer-keyboardist Alexa Villa projects a natural confidence, an admirable all-in swagger that leaves the listener convinced of her commitment to every word she sings. And her voice has a good, crisp theatrical range that could draw fans of Paramore and the Pretty Reckless. Songs like “Wanted” and “Breathe” depict her emotional struggle with relationships gone awry, and she takes the opportunity to give a gleefully resounding middle-finger to those who have done her wrong. As powerful as her voice is, we suspect she’s singing too close to the mic, as often her lyrics are distorted and muffled. What emerges from these recordings is that Villa is a raw talent who needs to fine-tune her act.
Alexa Villa - "Wanted"