By Cynthia Gross
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Rockville, Maryland-born and Shippensburg, Pennsylvania-based pop rock darling Alexia Christian recently released a new music video to accompany her inspiring single “Better Think Again,” which dropped earlier this year. The spirited song showcases a fun, fresh side of Christian’s style while staying true to themes of heartbreak and self-empowerment that have become signature elements of her growing body of creative work.
“‘Better Think Again’ is about people automatically judging you based on your appearance and style,” explains Christian. “I was judged by groups of people because of my look and personality. This song tells the audience not to care about what people think about you.”
The verses of “Better Think Again” are sung in a mechanical spoken word style against a minimal backdrop of drums and bass, allowing the subsequent soaring full-blown chorus to shine. Lyrically and musically, the witty, tongue-in-cheek energy of “Better Think Again” is reminiscent of Paula Cole’s Grammy-nominated fan-favorite “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?”
Alexia Christian’s live performance music video for “Better Think Again” – produced, mixed, and mastered by Steve Carr of DMV studio Hit and Run Recording – effectively captures the essence of the track’s exploration of toxic relationships and what it means to move on with grace. Christian exudes natural, effortless charisma and musicianship throughout the video, which should not be surprising given the fact that she’s a classically trained musician with years of diverse experience throughout the DMV, Pennsylvania, and abroad aimed at perfecting her craft.
“Who are you to judge / Don’t know who I am / Can’t understand what’s under my skin” Christian sings in “Better Think Again,” addressing the naysayers head-on. Not one to wallow in self-pity, Christian instead offers advice to her judgmental onlookers, making it clear that she gets the last laugh: “If you think I’m not good enough, better think again.”
Volatility is inevitably all too common in love and friendship. Christian notes that music is her constant force of motivation and optimism despite the challenges she faces. “Believe it or not, performing on stage and getting into the recording studio keeps me grounded,” she explains. “I can get into the zone when I’m in a creative mode and tune out the world. Even though people hurt me, I like to channel that pain and turn it into an art form.”
Fans of Michelle Branch, Dua Lipa, and Avril Lavigne will identify with Alexia Christian’s songwriting. Stay tuned for Christian’s fourth full-length album, which will drop next year. It’s sure to be a heartfelt collection you don’t want to miss.
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Maryland-based singer-songwriter Cynthia Gross seeks to inspire an awakening to all we are and all we can become. With a passion for language in all of its forms and more than a decade of experience as a professional ghostwriter, she is a light seeker who understands the power of each individual’s voice to create positive, meaningful change.
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