Indie pop pseudoweirdo and Detroit native Alex Winston has been hard at work on an upcoming EP and debut album with a heavy-hitting crew. With the help of producers who have worked with Lykke Li and Florence And The Machine, Winston has crafted a three-track EP titled Velvet Elvis, due out September 13 on Island. With all that music-business might and girl-power pop expertise, Winston’s EP and full-length—which is set to hit stands in January—will be a force to be reckoned with. Plus, she’s working on a documentary about the quirky things that inspire her eclectic work, like fortune cookie writers, which means she’s not only cute, poppy and endearingly weird, but she’s also a super indie filmmaker who draws inspiration from obscure stuff.


Alex Winston – Velvet Elvis by AlexWinstonOfficial


The title track from Velvet Elvis provides a roadmap of what we can expect from Winston’s coming work; bizarre lyrics, perverted sexiness and happy-sounding, dorm-ready pop songs. You can listen to “Velvet Elvis” above and a Star Slinger remix of her song “Sister Wife” from the mini album she put out in May below.


Alex Winston – Sister Wife (Star Slinger Remix) by Star Slinger


Tracklist For Velvet Elvis:
01. Velvet Elvis
02. Fire Ant
03. Velvet Elvis (King Charles Remix)