Hailing from Porto’s sun-soaked shoreline, now residing in London, R&B singer-songwriter and producer Lexie Palms unveils her debut single ‘Can It Be Me’. Oozing with gorgeous vocal tones and melodies this tune manages to capture the essence and feel of Portugal, whilst also drawing on her experiences in London.
Having her artist name derive from the place of her birth – Leça da Palmeira, it’s clear from the very start how Lexie intends to proudly champion her roots as well as her current environment. Focusing on creating emotive tunes filled with colour, spirit and feeling, Lexie embodies the best of both her worlds.
Delicately dusting her smooth sultry vocals over undulating synths, ‘Can It Be Me’ provides a comforting warmth yet radiates a Mediterranean heat.
“Can It Be Me was the first track I made after taking a one-year break in song writing and producing. That was straight after I graduated from university and the stress of constantly trying to figure out what would come next in my career got the best of me. ‘Can It Be Me’ marked a shift in that mindset and unlocked a feeling of hope and desire to go further with my music. It’s about realising that when you’re hungry for more and really do it just for pure enjoyment and happiness, that’s when you start moving forward. At the same time, ‘Can It Be Me’ connects my love and longing for the ocean with my home Leça da Palmeira and Porto, which remain very present in my music. “And now I know what the water brought. The river flows and it doesn’t stop. And so, it brings out the best in me. Can it be me?”. This track makes me feel at home…” – Lexie Palms