Alexandra Younes is a captivating presence on Head Held High

PREMIERE: Alexandra Younes is a captivating presence on Head Held High

It was back in 2017, with the release of her debut single Tomorrow that we were first introduced to the sprawling pop sounds of Alexandra Younes. The Sydney-based singer-songwriter has since developed her sound into something completely enthralling—it evokes feelings of both tenderness and strength, a rare balance in modern pop music.

Now, with the release of her debut EP Head Held High, she continues to build her self as one of Aussie music’s most exciting emerging artists. It should go without saying that we’re stoked to be premiering it for you today.

On her debut EP Head Held High, Sydney-based artist Alexandra Younes presents a soaring and soulful slice of pop perfection.

Throughout the new EP, Alexandra Younes glides through a captivating blend of pop, neo-soul, RnB, and blues to craft a sound uniquely her own. With rich production, vast instrumental arrangements, and soaring vocal hooks, Head Held High is brimming with spirited pop energy.

Across the EP’s six-track run-time, Younes navigates myriad sonic territories—she never sits in one place for too long. This, however, is the EP’s most endearing quality. On EP opener Happy Ever After (feat. Nick DC), she powers through a piano-driven pop ballad, whereas on tracks like Mama Said, Younes’ voice thrives in rhythmic instrumentation and layers of backing vocals.

By the time the EP reaches its conclusion, you’ll have been roped in completely by her textured and immersive sounds.

These still may be early days for this Sydney artist, but judging by the quality of everything we’ve heard so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more quality tunes. In the meantime, do yourself a favour and listen to Head Held High above.

Pre-order the EP here.