After Alexis appeared on America's Got Talent aged 14, she began to post videos on YouTube and caught the attention of the major production team Stargate, and was later signed by Jay-Z to his RocNation label. I was surprised to learn that she's 19 - I thought she was a lot younger, but this is a good solid debut album that will make sure Alexis keeps her place in the R&B/Dance music industry for a good few years to come.
The album contains the 3 singles "Happiness", "Good Girl" and "Hush Hush" (released in May), all three of which are dancey R&B pop songs that will stick around for ages. "Habit" shows off the higher range of Alexis' voice; "High Road" is a mid-tempo tune with attitude; "How do you like me now?" is a slower R&B tune, "Laying Around" is an almost-ballad; "Love Mist" is another mid-tempo; "Say That" is slower; "Shout Shout" is definitely a candidate as a single, it's dancey and ballsy and really catchy; and "The Air that I Breathe" closes the album on a slow and soft note. It's a strong debut (if a little short), and it's nice to see a young female singer who doesn't have to rely on half-naked videos and profanity to gain fans (I'm not a prude - I just don't like hearing pre-teens singing about sex and the smell of it, Rihanna).