Los Angeles-based, Mexican American multi-instrumentalist, Alexa Villa has returned with the music video for her latest single, “Bored” featuring Colie Hutzler from Beauty School Dropout. The track, which was released at the end of 2022, is the perfect teaser of what’s to come from Alexa Villa, who effortlessly merges nostalgic pop and gritty pop-punk with an unapologetically in your face attitude. Watch the theatrical music video now below.
Discussing the music video, Alexa said, “This was hands down my favorite video to make. I was flown out to Devon, England to shoot it with the film school there. In the process of creating a music video for a song about ex-best friends and feeling like a misfit, I found a brand new pack, a club that’s ours. These students were enthusiastic, creative, smart, proactive, and literally brilliant. I love the space we created together to be safe and open. This wasn’t just a video set, it was an experience and a huge life highlight. We aimed to use at least one idea from each student director and pull them all together to make one big masterpiece. I’m so proud to have worked with South Devon College.”
Released November 18th, 2022 via Sign From The Universe Entertainment, Villa’s new single “Bored (feat. Colie Hutzler from Beauty School Dropout)” was co-produced by Alexa and Ian Walsh (Upsahl, Phem) and Mixed by Grammy award-winning engineer Adam Hawkins (Twenty One Pilots, Demi Lovato, Turnstile). It’s the first release from a batch of new music to come from the artist.
The track follows her sophomore album, Good Girl, released last March via Sign From The Universe Entertainment. The nine-track album features the title track and third single “Not Your Fool,” plus Villa’s Spanish language debut, a cover of “Call Me Crazy,” titled “Llámame Loca.” Villa shares, “I was inspired to record this Spanish version by my family and a recent trip I took to Spain. My Father is from Mexico and my ancestors are from Spain. I’ve taken some time this year to learn more about our history and reflect on how special it is to come from both cultures. I grew up speaking Spanish fluently and cooking family recipes so naturally, singing in Spanish felt overdue!”
Since releasing her debut full-length album Act I independently in 2017, Villa has released a number of singles, composed works for other artists, commercials, and films, as well as honed her craft opening for acts including Alec Benjamin, Hinds, The Darkness, Drake Bell, Ryan Cabrera, Poe The Passenger, and Night Club, just to name a few.
While her classmates were playing with Barbies, Villa grew up watching her family of musicians chase their dreams, performing in bars and clubs throughout San Diego. “I come from a family of dreamers. Growing up, we didn’t have money…we had music,” Villa shares.
Known for her infectious anthems featuring a blend of alt-rock and vibrant synth pop, with unapologetic vocals, Villa aims to create music that empowers and inspires others to embrace their madness and be authentically imperfect, loud, and abrupt.