Indie-pop artist Jenn Vix will drop her new feminist-themed single, “Mr. Strange,” on October 7 via Umbrella Music Co.
Vix shares, “‘Mr. Strange’ is an Indie Pop/Trap banger, about a woman who has a lot of fun with a male blow-up doll. You can leave the rest up to your imagination.”
Vix’s sound doesn’t fit into a single cookie-cutter mold, which leads to it being described as alt-pop when in reality it exhibits elements of electro-rock, synthpop, and modern new wave. Vix’s voice conjures up suggestions of both Annie Lennox and Florence Welch. It’s distinctively her own, revealing an expansive range and subtle nuances.
With the release of her self-titled album, Vix broke out nationally. Writing about the album, Rolling Stone Magazine said, “Vix sounds perpetually enraptured. And the Rhode Island multi-instrumentalist has reason to be. Her music–clear, simple melodies awash in echo–is all dreaminess and shuddering, and from inside its swirl, her voice wafts up.”
Vix followed by releasing her sophomore album, Hope Springs Nocturnal, followed by 3. She later dropped a series of singles, including “Vampires” and “In the House of Dark Shadows,” with Reeves Gabrels of David Bowie, Tin Machine, and The Cure fame.
Since then, Vix has released a succession of singles and three EPs, including Strange Buildings, Unlocked, and 6.
Along with Reeves Gabrels, Vix has collaborated with Andy Anderson (Iggy Pop, The Cure), John Ashton (The Psychedelic Furs), Dave Barbarossa (Adam and the Ants, Bow Wow Wow), Marco Pirroni (Adam and the Ants, Adam Ant, Rema Rema, Sinead O’Connor, Shakespeare’s Sister), Ali Score (A Flock Of Seagulls) Rodney Anonymous (Dead Milkmen), and Dirk Ivens (Absolute Body Control, Dive, The Klinik).
A dazzling multi-instrumentalist, Vix is skilled at bass, lead guitar, synth, programming, and vocals.
Opening on glittering, ghostly tones, “Mr. Strange” flows into a pulsating trap rhythm from Profit Money, topped by wickedly risky and sensuous leitmotifs, imbuing the tune with voluptuous textures. Vix’s opulent, swish voice gives the lyrics hedonistic flavors.
“Mr. Strange, Mr. Strange, we’ve got a thing, we’ve got a thing / Honey watch me slippin’! / Mr. Strange, Mr. Strange, oh you’re so debonair / Your cold fingers in my hair.”
At once innovative, erotic, and provocative, “Mr. Strange” sends cap-a-pie delicious sensations rippling through listeners’ diaphragms.