ALEXX CALISE – Morning Pill

Alexx Calise – Morning Pill (2007, Phantom Records)

1. “Give It to Me” … 3:39
2. “My Song” … 3:02
3. “Throw Your Words” … 3:12
4. “Nothing Feels Right (The Godlike Song)” … 2:44
5. “This Is Me” … 3:29
6. “Falling” … 3:51
7. “Touch My Hey” … 2:21
8. “Shake Dem Bones” … 2:40
9. “C’mon You” … 3:14
10. “Pull It (Bullet)” … 3:44
11. “Morning Pill” … 4:26

Immediately upon listening to this album, vocal comparisons between Alexx and Lzzy Hale from Halestorm come to mind. Alexx does not wail as much as Lzzy does but the similarities are there. With a beautiful and (dare I say) sexy voice, Alexx could have easily tossed her hat into the pop music realm and competed with a bunch of “divas” but luckily, she chose to ROCK the world with an album that is a blend of modern rock and good old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll (and okay, there’s a touch of pop to it, especially with the stellar production values).

Seemingly on the cusp of major success, the career of Alexx Calise seems to be going nowhere but up with recent uses of her music by VH1 and The CW’s One Tree Hill and it’s easy to see why she’s in demand. Alexx is charismatic and full of rock & roll swagger. As for the music, there’s a definite sexy edge to it. This is the type of rock music that could easily get play on the mainstream pop stations.

Granted, I’m not much of a modern rock/pop guy so I would never have initially sought this album out, but with edgier hard rockin’ moments like “My Song”, “Touch My Hey” and “Pull It (Bullet)” how could I not enjoy this album? In recent months, I’ve been trying to look outside my usual circle of preferences and with this release, I’ve been pleasantly surprised.

The album is enjoyable listen all the way through but it is the harder rocking moments that are my favorite. With her second solo album on the horizon, I hope to hear more of those moments. So get in on the ground floor, kiddies, because as VH1 might say, Alexx Calise is an artist “you oughta know”.

Highlights: “Give It to Me”, “My Song”, “Touch My Hey”, “C’mon You”, “Pull It (Bullet)”, “Morning Pill”

Posted on November 28, 2009, in Alexx Calise and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. This is one of the best rocker chicks I’ve ever heard…pretty damn good.

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