Mondo.NYC 2022 Showcase Artist
October 12, 2022, 1:30:00 AM
The Map Room at Bowery Electric
Maltese-born Alexandra Alden, like many, is on a search for belonging. Through her music she navigates ironic tales about the end of the world, the gentle wisdom of the butterfly effect as well as the immensity and beauty of nature, with a sense of urgency and awe that leans towards an ethereal indie folk pop sound with contrasting, darker elements. Her new album "Leads to Love" is a testament to her success, leaving a trail of enthusiastic reviews in her wake, seemingly with every performance. Clash Magazine: "Stylistically, Alden’s song material is thoughtful, revelatory in narrative, with songs rooted in psychological observations. The singer’s personable style is smooth and one of ease." Alexandra has lived in three different countries and moves house at least once a year -- not necessarily due to her own choosing. For some reason, she can’t seem to stay put in one place for too long. It’s in the midst of these transitions that Alden’s songs come to life, signaling the end of one chapter and the start of a new one. Set against a backdrop of bohemian house-parties attended by musicians and artists, grubby short-term rentals and long hours of secluded writing in various rooms (and countries), Alden exudes a maturity beyond her years, but understands her own naivety. Her songs saw a string of number ones in her home-country as well as the growth of a steady cult following. Alexandra began the first leg of her European 2022 tour with performances across Sweden, the UK, Bulgaria, Malta, Germany and Austria. The 2022 "Leads to Love" album tour seeks to engage with new audiences and will be supported by the Arts Council Malta.