Alexa Swinton's debut single 'You, Me, and My Purple Docs' will mark 11-year-old's entry into music industry
Alexa Swinton, a multi-talented young actress best known for her co-starring role as Piper alongside Allison Tolman on ABC's new drama series 'Emergence' is making her way into the music scene. The 11-year-old star is set to debut with her own music as a singer-songwriter, dropping the single 'You, Me, and My Purple Docs' this month. Pre-sales for the song began on July 15, 2020 and will be available to stream and purchase on Apple Music, Amazon Music and on all streaming platforms on July 30.
The debut track was co-written as a part of a protégé program with award-winning, Grammy-nominated music producer Dawn Elder, as well as composer Dwight Rivera and vocalists Natascha Corrigan and Lynne Fiddmont.
"With the world in crisis, “You, Me, and My Purple Docs” brings an uplifting summer anthem of personal empowerment to audiences of all ages," aptly described a press release statement. Alexa's vocals are notably strong and crisply recorded while still retaining the sweetness and energy of her youth.
Sonically, the song takes on a refreshing mix of pop and soulful resonances in the music with a blend of acoustic and electronically-charged instrumental layers. Along with the star-studded support of Grammy-winning instrumentalists including Errol Cooney, Luis Conte, Vinnie Colaiuta and arrangements by pianist, composer Bob Malone and Elder, Alexa's first single is a shining example that producing good music is never limited by age.
'You, Me, and My Purple Docs' was recorded at the historic Sunset Sound studio in Los Angeles. Alexa spoke of the new song's inspiration and her passion for stepping into the music scene.
"‘You, Me, and My Purple Docs’ is about empathy for our world and using our voices to make it a better place," Alexa said.
"Kids have voices and we can use them to speak out! Music has always been key for bringing people together to celebrate, protest, and create change. We can make a better and fairer world," she continued, before noting, "It starts with finding your own inner strength and that can be as simple as wearing the right pair of shoes."
For those who have gotten to know Swinton on 'Emergence', her impressive acting career began when she was three years old in Matthew Barney's remarkable experimental film 'River of Fundament'. She made her television debut playing a young version of the lead character Claire, in 'Flesh and Bone'. She is also known for her roles in the series 'Billions' and the mystery film 'Manifest'.
Swinton will donate all the profits of 'You, Me, and My Purple Docs' to children's charity Reach Out and Read that seeks to ensure "every child is read to every day."