Friday, September 3, 2010

A Look at Alexis Worthington

Take a look at Alexis Worthington when she's onstage. She's got a Fender on her shoulder, microphone in front of her and not an ounce of nerves shown on her face. Most artists have to fake this kind of composure through backstage ritual or pre-show freak-out.

"Usually I take an afternoon to myself, maybe nap, just chilling," she admits after her set. "If anything I make the set list, but sometimes I just wing it." Based on Worthington's effortless ability to share her music, you'd think she was playing for her best friends instead of a crowd of 200 strangers.

Worthington began writing music as a senior in high school. "At the time I was going through a lot of stuff, family and spiritual," she said. "It was a lot about finding myself and being O.K. with everything going on."

Though Worthington channels the acoustic-rock sounds of Colbie Caillat, Worthington takes on an unexpectedly thoughtful voice, particularly in her subject matter. What may seem sunny and bright instrumentally take on darker lyrics, like "Make You Disappear" and "City Lights."

As a senior Music Industry major in college, Worthington is anxious and excited to take her music to a professional level; recording. She and her three-piece band will begin recording a five or six-song EP at Fool on the Hill in Tennessee.

Worthington admits she doesn't have any idea what to call her upcoming release. "It's been such a long process, I should just call it 'Here It Is!'" Whatever Worthington's music is called, we'll be excited to pick it up.

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