Listening: Come Back Soon by Lexii Alijai

Another incredible artist gone much too soon

I orig­i­nal­ly dis­cov­ered Lexii Ali­jai on Sound­Cloud back in 2015 with her remix of How Bout Now”. I loved her flow and lyrics, and it didn’t hurt that she’s was a Saint Paul native. Nat­u­ral­ly, I had no choice but to stan and sup­port her.

Lexii is work­ing through some shit on Come Back Soon. She talks about the pres­sure to suc­ceed for her fam­i­ly, depres­sion, drug use, and her unapolo­getic sex­u­al escapades. The EP feels like an artist com­ing into their own. Lexii sounds self-aware and confident.

It’s sad to see Lexii’s life end at the incred­i­bly young age of 21, but she remains alive through her art that we will con­tin­ue to enjoy for many years to come. And I think there’s some­thing beau­ti­ful about that.

My favorites:

  1. Hood­ie SZN (feat. Wale)
  2. All These
  3. Antho­ny