Francis Baptiste
Songwriter and Music Journalist

Alexis Lynn – Things Get Good

Written Friday, November 22

The thing about R&B pop music is it really has to be well-produced. It’s an all or nothing genre when it comes to quality. It’s the fine details in a track that will grant it an air of authenticity and professionalism. All of that is fully present in Alexis Lynn’s debut EP “Things Get Good”.

Pop demands hooks, and there are certainly hooks abound in “Things Get Good”. Every track has a memorable chorus, especially “Not This Time”, “Lobby”, and “Things Get Good” (not to sell the other tracks short). Lynn’s voice fits this genre well. It’s sultry and powerful and definitely influenced by the big names in R&B. She can bring a lot of swagger and sass into her performance. That personality is essential to standing out in pop music.

I don’t often review this genre. That’s because for this blog I purposely stick to reviewing independent Vancouver music. It just happens that a lot of that music is indie-rock or folk. I don’t see a ton of independently released R&B pop albums, certainly not of this caliber. This sounds like a big budget production. Every song on this album could easily be on mainstream radio. And I wouldn’t be surprised at all to hear Alexis Lynn getting some serious radio play soon.

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My name is Francis Baptiste. I'm an Indigenous singer/songwriter in Vancouver, BC, an avid supporter of the Vancouver music scene, a contributing writer to Citrus Magazine, Permanent Rain Press, Music Existence, City Soundcheck, and the leader of the band Bird Parade. I'm also a recovering alcoholic and a divorced single father. Music and writing help me combat depression and relapse. For me, creativity, productivity, and community are essential to healing. There's so much incredible music in this city. You can learn more about the music I make on this page. I think it's good to be open about what you're dealing with, so below are some funny pictures of me from the last time I relapsed. It's important to find humour in dark times.

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