Alexa Goddard doesn’t want to be normal, she informs us on her debut single. She wants to be someone, like Marilyn Monroe. Lofty aspirations, for sure, but Alexa isn’t some wide-eyed newbie who’s just starting to daydream about fame and excess and the glamorous life. The 23 year old has been at it for a few minutes now, having done time as a “YouTube sensation” and featured on songs by Trans Siberian Orchestra (with whom the singer toured several years back) and fellow British artist Wiley.
So here we are with “Marilyn,” Goddard’s first proper, major label single. It’s not going to revolutionize the pop scene in any way, shape or form — and in fact, the opening lyrics (“Let’s go down to Carnaby, get fucked up like we’re royalty”) veer a bit too close to the Shamelessly Borrowing From Lorde‘s “Royals” department. But all in all, “Marilyn” is a harmless pop track that might please the casual tween-aged radio listener…or soccer moms looking for a slab of edginess to spice up their afternoon.
Listen to Alexa Goddard’s debut single “Marilyn” above.
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