Lexie Roth’s new EP comes out at the end of this week and, judging by the couple songs I’ve heard, she’s come a long way from the folk singer I saw at Subterranean a few years ago. The only real similarity is that she has Sons Of An Illustrious Father backing her up on Move Me, much like she did at that show. The music is much different, however, with synths and electronic drums joining her finger-plucked guitar and vocals.
“Drive” is the second song from the EP to get the video treatment, following “Hanging Around,” which came out a couple weeks ago. This one gets a little bit darker, as it shows Lexie escaping an abusive relationship. The way it’s filmed reminds me a bit of the scene in Cameron Crowe’s Elizabethtown (unfairly trashed by many) when Orlando Bloom’s character goes on a road trip to try to connect with his deceased father. Totally different concepts, but the feeling I got was the same.