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Published on November 10th, 2023 | by Ralph Okobz


Alx Offers a Hypnotic Blend of Hip-Hop and Pop Rap Elements In Debut Single “Hither Hills”

Alx, a rising New York City singer-songwriter, has released her exciting new tune “Hither Hills.” Her debut single, ‘Hither Hills,’ offers a hypnotic blend of hip-hop, electronic, and pop rap elements, exemplifying her unique sonic identity. The track opens with an intoxicating synth line, with Alx seamlessly transitioning between singing and rapping. Her versatile vocal range, captivating melodies, and smooth flow take centre stage, while the dark and brooding production provides the perfect backdrop for her artistry.

The influence of Albanian and Arabic music is woven throughout the track, subtly enhancing its distinctive hip-hop sound. Towards the end, ‘Hither Hills’ erupts into a vibrant blend of Arabian hip-hop, adding a groovy and mesmerising quality to the song. Alx repeats the chorus melodies in a chilled yet haunting manner, leaving a lasting impression. For Alx, ‘Hither Hills’ carries a profound message as she explains, “It means I’m good enough.” This exciting debut not only introduces listeners to Alx’s alternative hip-hop sound but also signals the arrival of an artist who fearlessly breaks boundaries, blending genres and cultures to create music that transcends borders.

Her journey began with classical training on the violin at the tender age of 6, performing at festivals and concerts worldwide. Her early introduction to the performing arts paved the way for a lifelong passion for music, and her career took an exciting turn when she became a member of the St. Patrick’s Cathedral Youth Choir, gracing churches across the country and performing for Pope Benedict XVI during his 2008 visit to New York. Connect with ALX here.

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