Kita Alexander - Hotel EP
Kita Alexander has today released her sophomore EP, Hotel, which is out now through Atlantic Records. The EP comes off the back of last year’s Like You Want EP, which has garnered mass critical acclaim and been streamed by fans all over the world in excess of 25 million times. With influences ranging from Stevie Nicks to Cat Stevens, this new EP promises to only accelerate this phenomenal talent’s global assent.
The EP’s title track is the type of song that stops you in your tracks. Laid over beautiful, minimal production, Kita’s dusky alto voice helps the emotional, sombre lyrics leave a lasting mark on whomever they share company. Kita had this to say about the track: “I have this place inside of me which I usually keep locked shut and buried deep. It has always scared me to think what will come out if I opened it. At the time when I was to write Hotel, my partner lost a loved one. The only way I thought I could help was to dig up that feeling inside of myself and unlock the emotions that I had tried bury 3 years ago when my sister passed away. This song is dedicated to my friends and family and everyone else who has lost someone to the other side or lost a loving relationship. It's written as a beacon of hope that one day we will bump into them and see them again down the line in this adventure of life and the next one we call death. Dedicated to Natassja Claire Alexander.”
Hotel also features the track Damage Done, which is accompanied by a beautiful video filmed in Byron Bay and featuring Australian surfer Josie Pendergast, and A Girl, which is a throwback to the signature Kita sound that made fans fall in love with her in the first place.
At only 21 years old, Kita’s atmospheric synth-pop sound ensured that debut EP Like You Want gathered a huge amount of attention, and outlets like The Guardian, NME and i-D were quick to notice. Her two singles, My Own Way and Like You Want To, have been listened to over 4 million times on Spotifyalone and found support in the UK from the likes of Radio 1 very early on. Another standout from her first offering, Plain Sight, has proven itself as a track that really resonates with the masses, accumulating over 18 million plays to date.