PREMIERE: Alex Winters’ “Hearts on Fire”
Underneath Alex Winters’ high-shimmer vocals and lithe guitar melodies are evocative tales of dreamers and risk-takers sung by an artist unafraid to peer into the dark while making her way into the light. Luna Guitars bestowed her with their Shining Star award in 2011, and 360 Magazine called her vocals “seamless”; her compositions “effortless”. Alex continues to develop her unique solo repertoire, reveling in a vision that is still introspective and sensitive, yet equally strong, enigmatic and haunting. With her latest EP Black Roses, Alex has added an electric edge to her acoustic singer/songwriter persona, resulting in a more blunt sound akin to Evanescence and Grace Potter, with a touch of Heart. The new record has a distinct rock feel that brings a new dimension to her heartfelt songs without alienating longtime fans of Alex’s introspective compositions. Her stories of heartbreak, inner turmoil, and life’s complications are now told from the perspective of a woman with more edge, a dreamer who has walked a few more miles down her own road. Whether performing solo, duo, or with a full band, Alex brings a fun yet sophisticated ambiance to her live performances. Her connection to her audience is very real and her stage presence natural and comfortable. You can expect that everyone in the room will feel like they are a close and personal friend by the end of the evening. Her forthcoming album Beauty and Blemishes will be out soon.
“If you can imagine being completely alone on the beach with someone you are desperate to make love to, you get to a point where you decide the moment is now and just go for it right then and there with no regrets, because you don’t know if you’ll ever get this chance again.”