Feature by Jack Foley
THE name, Alexis Strum, may not be one that instantly prompts
recognition, but the talented musician, who is set to release
her debut single, Addicted, on May 19, is no stranger to the music
At the age of 25, Alexis has had an interesting musical history,
from singing in indie-rock cover bands, to her love of writing
poetry and landing numerous solo acoustic gigs across London.
Having established a reputation as a singer and writer, she was
snapped up by Ministry, co-writing and providing lead vocals for
And she also sang and co-wrote on Ed Case's widely acclaimed
album, 'Ed's Guest List', a performance which has enabled her
to write for some of the biggest names in pop at the moment.
While ambitious and focussed on achieving great things in music,
Alexis remains sassy, independent, engagingly good company, with
a sense of humour and a tale to tell about every part of her life
- a feat which is reflected in her music.
Best described as an intoxicating slice of electro-pop, 'Addicted'
is the ideal showcase for Alexis' talents as a vocalist, songwriter
and co producer.
Her expressive vocals are the ideal compliment for the track's
sublime verses and instantly infectious chorus.
Alexis Strum's debut album will be released later in 2003 and
will feature songs written with Brian Higgins (Sugababes, 'Round
Round') and John-Jon Robinson (TLC, Babyface).