Los Angeles, CA (November 18, 2022)─Singer/songwriter/classically-trained multi-instrumentalist Alexa Villa released her new single, “Bored,” today on Sign From The Universe Entertainment. The infectious pop-rock anthem (stream/download here) impresses with relatable lyrics and unapologetic vocals, with the self-proclaimed “Bubble Rockstress” singing, “Don’t hate me ‘cause you’re bored. Misery’s a chore. If you could focus all of that energy on yourself instead of me, how pretty your world would be.”
It’s more than just a catchy hook for this Los Angeles-based artist and producer, it represents the defense shield she’s had to bear her entire life. Villa shares, “School was tough. I was made fun of a lot for my scrawny appearance and over the top personality, so I immersed myself in music, theater, and performing to combat being hated on by classmates.”
Featuring Villa on vocals, guitar, and synth, “Bored” is about ex-besties, the friendship breakup, and homie splits. The artist shares, “We have so many songs about heartbreak and relationship breakups, but what about the best friend breakup?! Sometimes those hurt worse. Recently, I lost a group of friends that I considered sisters. We decorated our apartment together, planned holiday parties, wrote each other’s Bumble profiles, and even binged six hours of Love Island once. I really can’t speak as to why the friendships ended but for a moment there, I was in a confused and lonely headspace over it, while still truly believing everything would work itself out and we’d return to our backyard bonfires.” Villa adds, “After spending countless hours trying to figure out what went wrong and multiple attempts to reconnect, I came to the realization that some people have nothing better to do than hate on happy people. ‘Bored’ is me expressing what I took away from this experience…if they spent more time working on themselves and choosing positivity, there would be no time to waste talking about me. So don’t hate me ‘cause you’re BORED.”
Contributing guest vocals is Colie Hutzler of the dynamic alt-rock band Beauty School Dropout (signed to Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz and Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus’ new label Verswire), who dives right in on the emotionally-charged track, singing “Not the friend I thought you were. Put our hearts into a hearse. You take my time, not my advice, but what’s the cost of being right?” On collaborating with Hutzler, who also co-wrote the song with Villa (lyrics here), she shares, “Colie was awesome to work with. Not only did he bring his own perspective to the song, having experienced/gone through a friend breakup of his own, but he also brought a whole different energy to the song because his voice is so unique.”
Co-produced by Villa and Ian Walsh (Upsahl, Phem), and mixed by Adam Hawkins (Machine Gun Kelly, Demi Lovato, Twenty One Pilots, Turnstile), “Bored” marks the first release from a batch of new music to come from Villa. The single release will be accompanied by the premiere of a new music video, as well as the release of a Spanish version of the song. More details to be announced.
“Bored” follows Villa’s sophomore album, titled Good Girl, released March 18th and featuring lead single “Call Me Crazy,” described by Hollywood Life (10/20/21) as “Equal parts glam and punk, trash and sex, pop and rock, ‘Call Me Crazy’ might [be] the perfect introduction to anyone unfamiliar with this superstar-in-the-making…Alexa proves why she deserves to be on your radar…[her] sultry voice doesn’t just go for a walk; it struts its stuff. It’s a testament to not just the power of the song but its singer as well.” The nine-track album also 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.”
Alexa Villa & Colie Hutzler (credit: Hector Perez)
About Alexa Villa:
Born/raised in San Diego and currently based in Los Angeles, Alexa Villa is a Mexican American multi-instrumentalist (guitar, synth, and classically trained on piano since the age of seven), as well as a singer, songwriter, and producer. 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. “I’ve been writing poetry for as long as I can remember and was introduced to the piano at seven. So, when I learned how to put the two together, the songs started flowing. I started out sitting in with my parents’ band and then in my brother’s band, it wasn’t long after that I started my own ─ eventually developing my own sound, and going onto play the San Diego circuit and Warped Tour, followed by making my way up to Los Angeles to further develop my skills.”
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. CelebMix proclaims (3/8/22), “Celebrated for her powerful vocals, commanding lyricism, and boss babe charisma, Alexa’s songs are infused with a nostalgic 90s pop rock punch coupled with her own unapologetic and signature artistic flair, which makes her a very special artist to watch…Featuring relatable lyrics, a danceable alt rock beat, and vocals that penetrate and build in intensity…this artist is the real deal…emerging as an undeniable talent and a leading lady to watch.” Earmilk adds (1/31/22) “…[this] indie rock queen…has an exceptional way of standing loud and proud on issues close to her heart…Villa knows who she is, what she wants, and how to create the life she deserves…The result is catchy and ferocious, where she champions her individuality and is free to rock out to her heart’s desires.”
The self-proclaimed “Bubble Rockstress,” described by the artist as “…a fusion of cotton candy sonic flavor, sugary sweet hefty guitars, with honest and delicate piano melodies ─ blurring the line between pop and rock,” Villa draws influence from leading, powerhouse female performers from the past to present (Joan Jett, Gwen Stefani, and Alanis Morissette to Halsey and Miley Cyrus), as well from YUNGBLUD, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Led Zeppelin.
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. Villa released her sophomore album Good Girl on March 18, 2022 via Sign From The Universe Entertainment.