Listening: Come Back Soon by Lexii Alijai

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