Alejandra O'Leary makes indie hybrid pop-rock creations of melodic twists and pumped low-end.

By Matt

11/9/20231 min read

Painstakingly crafted with a true auteur’s precision, the Beatles-meets-Americana pop and rock of Maine singer-songwriter Alejandra O’Leary is at once emotionally visceral while at the same time creating spaces of serenity and fantasy. In her latest single, “A Word About It”, one can hear the sounds of bands like The Strokes and Arctic Monkeys with a kind of rawness that one could only find in O’Leary and adjacent artists such as Lucinda Williams; a gritty realness rarely found in pop-rock today. Although recording and production were split between O’Leary’s home studio and Acadia Recording Company in Portland, Maine, the blur between these two recording spaces in the production shows the level of care taken to produce a harmonious and beautiful sounding pop song.

The press release for the song states that it is “by turns cool, modern, blistering, metallic, and Beatlesque.” With so much detail and variety packed into its 4 minutes, “A Word About It” is essential listening for anyone looking for impactful pop-rock from the American Northeast.

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