Hi guys!! My name is Alexa, I'm a seasoned vocalist and songwriter, with a professional home studio. My goal is always to get you the sound you envision, so that your artistry can be everything you want it to be. Click the ‘Contact’ button at the top of the page to get in touch with me about your project today 😊
I have an extremely diverse vocal range: my belt can reach a D6 and my low range can reach a C2. Sonically, my tone is super unique.
My turn-around time is typically 7-10 days. If a rush is needed, a fee may apply.
*Please note that I’m not an engineer*
If hiring me to do vocals, I provide DRY stems— no effects, no verb, and very minimal EQing. In my opinion, this is the best way to work with a remote vocalist, so that you have the ability to adjust on your end.
Some of my work has been synced/placed in shows on E!, Vice, HBO, Discovery, Netflix, MTV, and A&E. I’ve worked with artists from major labels such as Sony (UK), Spinnin’, Universal, and Ultra.
I started my dark/alt pop project called ‘PLEXXAGLASS’ in the fall of 2016 —so far releasing 6 singles and 3 music videos.
For a sample of my vocal/writing work, listen to the compilation track I’ve provided here or find ‘PLEXXAGLASS’ wherever music is streamed/downloaded— I look forward to hearing from you!
*Please note that topline writing to be released commercially typically requires a minimum of 30% split, and can go up depending on the scope of the project (i.e. if the song is already picked up by a publisher for placements, artist is supported by a label, etc)
Ask me about my buyout rate—These terms can be negotiated depending on the project.
Vocal Artist Feat. require approval beforehand.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
27 Reviews - 3 Repeat ClientsEndorse Alexa J R
With Alexa , vocal comping is very smooth - she delivers multiple takes that barely need tuning and don't need any timing adjustments, even when the toplines are complex and the takes vary in delivery style. She can create emotion within a multitude of delivery styles and registers, and her communication is very precise.
Alexa went above and beyond for this job. She has a unique sound, delivered professional stems (top notch sound quality, organization and labeling) , and has great communication. I look forward to working with her again.
Alexa is a very talented song writer & Singer easy to work with!
Alexa delivered fantastic vocals for me - timing was tight across all takes despite wordy lyrics and complex toplines. I let her decide on delivery style and she nailed exactly what the lyrics were going for. Also delivered some nice harmonies and ad-libs, and everything was organized into sub-folders. A true pro
We worked on a very challenging track. I was exited a but also a bit scared of the results. Then when she sent her lyrics, melody & recordings... she made look like a walk in the park. Loved it =)
It was and is always a big pleasure to work with Alexa. Her unique and outstanding voice combined with her very professional and really fast way of working makes it really easy for me to work with.
I am really looking forward the next time!
Fantastic as always, third time using Alexa. Characterful and precise, quick turnaround and highly adaptable voice.
Very passionate. And easy to work with. Adds a unique flavor to your music.
Alexa is awesome and turned this around quickly and did a couple of revisions for me. I think both of us envisioned this being a smoother and faster process and I think had we been in the same room this would have worked a lot better.
Adjusting timing and pitch kind of used up revisions and unfortunately each revision introduced different issues. Ultimately the producer and I ended up doing a fair bit of tuning, re-timing, and changing notes to make the vocal part kinda work.
Excellent technically adept vocal with a great recording chain, will certainly be using again!
Excellent work on a unique project even when I threw last minute changes at her! Thanks so much!
This was my first time working with Alexa and she really impressed me with her fantastic work! Alexa was given a pretty big task to cover a song with 2 different "character" voices to imitate and sing. She stayed in contact with updates and completed the whole song in super quick time! Alexa is unltimately a truly wonderful person to work with, she is without any doubt 100% most Highly Recommended!
Thanks for job well done. Quick too. Good communication and fast, quality tracks.
A true artist, easy to work with !! She is open-minded and real professional. It was a real pleasure to collaborate with Alexa J R.
I wish her the best for her career. Cheers !
Alexa has an amazing, powerful voice so unique and full of character, it added a whole new dimension to our song. We're actually adjusting the instrumentation to key off it more! Not only is she creative and expressive, but she also has an INCREDIBLE work ethic. Alexa responded to feedback and notes within a few hours and implemented it all beautifully. HIGHLY recommend!
If you're reading this you'll notice I've left a few reviews because I like working with people like Alexa. I am not her brother or her father or anything like that. These are real feelings. My feelings are real. #feelings.
Friendly, a great singer, professional, eager to work with you and take feedback on board. All this and green hair. What's not to like?
Fantastic to work with
Alexa did a fantastic job. She has a very dynamic voice, and was extremely friendly and professional. Would gladly recommend to anyone.
If you want your stuff to sound like all the other stuff (you know exactly what I'm talking about) then move on. If you want it to be special hire Alexa.
There is no way you are as talented as Alexa. She's got vibe for miles and that's just not a thing you can really pay for or fake. Book her and thank me later...or never because we'll probably never meet...but if we do you'll thank me.
Alexa has a unique voice and was so easy to work with.
She is very creative and talented...she offered many ideas to the vocal track.
I searched an unique voice for a long time listening from the first to the last singer here in Soundbetter.
When I found Alexa, I understood she was the one.
And the voice is only the cherry on top.
I have to say she is awesome. I am really happy that I found here.
It was very nice to work with her, she was really fast and very professionell.
We came up with an awesome song together and I can recommend her to everyone who needs a good vocalist. Well done!
Alexa is a world class vocalist, she brought a new found life to a project I've been working on and blew me away with her powerful vocals! Alexa is super easy to work with, looking forward to the next project we collaborate on!
Amazing singer. Top notch recordings. Thanks
Alexa is, hands down, one of the most talented, not to mention, easy-to-work-with vocalists I have ever had the pleasure of stumbling upon. Her ability to apply notes, while still maintaining her own unique flair, is unparalleled. Thank you!
Interview with Alexa J R
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I just finished up 3 tracks for my artist project, PLEXXAGLASS, that I’m super stoked to release sometime in 2020! Feel free to ask for a sneak peek 😎 I also just finished a couple of downtempo tracks with a recurring client that I’m super proud of, as well as a big cinematic cover for a new client!
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: This past year I wrote and sang topline for an experimental rock album, 9 tracks, for a client who approached me through SoundBetter. The artist wanted to be in-studio, and flew from Austin to LA. I recorded the entire album in only two days.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Respect earns respect. Professionalism earns professionalism. If you come to me prepared and knowledgeable, we’ll foster a really rewarding working relationship!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I absolutely adore being able to enhance my clients’ work through lyrics/vocals!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Unfortunately, I’m not a engineer. I don’t mix my vocals or include any effects/eq because should you (the producer/artist) want to adjust, for example, the verb levels on your end, you won’t be able to! In my opinion, the best way to work with a vocalist remotely is to do dry stems. That way everyone wins.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I work with people from all different experience levels, but please please pleeeeease be prepared. Especially if you have topline already written or your project is a cover/remix, it’s essential that I have an accurate vocal reference to do my job properly. And please, for the love of god, send lyric sheets in PDF format, not word 😆
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 88 key keyboard, UA Apollo Twin, Neumann 103, isolation shield, monitor
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I’ve been making music one way or another for most of my 30 years on this planet, but I really started gaining professional clientele about 5 years ago.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I’ve worked on pretty much every genre! Lately I’ve been doing a lot of house and EDM, but my personal artist project is in the Dark Pop realm.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Vocally I stand out in the crowd with unique tone and subtlety.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Vocally I’m extremely diverse in range and sonically different than any other vocalist out there on the airwaves currently. I think this gives me a lot of crossover ability. I’ve been involved with every genre from country to EDM. So, if you’re looking for a mimic, someone to sound exactly like a current mainstream artist, I’m probably not your guy. If you’re looking for someone with a completely unique sound, that’s me! With writing, I have a really in depth and intimate understanding of the importance of song structure, while still being able to break out of the mold. Whether you’re looking for a song that tells a detailed story, or one that has an infectious hook (or both!), I’m experienced in tailoring the vocal line to the needs of the song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If I’m writing for your project, I will provide a treatment/demo for approval. You’ll then have the opportunity to ask me to either tweak what I’ve come up with, or scrap it and come up with something else. Up to (3) revisions are included in my rates. If I’m doing vocals for your project, assuming you provide me with (at least) a nearly finished instrumental, I’ll record (5) takes for each essential vocal section for you to choose from: leads, harmonies, ad libs. If comping, you’ll need to send it/them to me to get the most accurate stacks possible. (3) punch revisions included.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have access to studios in LA, but because of the nature of the majority of the work I take on, I’m almost 9/10 times recording in my sound treated home studio. Equipped with industry standards— LogicXPro, UA Apollo Twin, Neumann 103, AKG 414. Able to sample both mics upon request.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Bon Iver, Florence + the Machine, Bishop Briggs, Perfume Genius, Dermot Kennedy
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I’m usually taking on projects that only require vocal recording, with topline already written, or ones that need both the topline written and record vocals.