SKANDRA is the musical project of Alexandra Duparc and see sends us a fantastic new single ‘Rivers’.
All songs were written on a small synth in the corner of a guest house in Los Feliz. They were then produced and made audible by Travis Warner (Frith), mixed by Mike Schuppan (M83, Paramore, Jimmy Eatworld) and mastered by David Cooley (Tame Impala, Dr. Dog, Metric). This is a band that has quality production and you can hear the difference.
Alexandra created a non-profit called Treehouse to produce intimate living room events showcasing the artistry of music and spoken word and has grown it into five years of monthly pop-up events, shining a light on hundreds of artists and exposing them to thousands all around Los Angeles.
As a musician, at fifteen years old, Alexandra started out on keyboards and vocals in The Tints. They recorded an album with John Frusciante and toured the world, sharing the stage with such artists as PJ Harvey, Autolux, The Zombies, and Yoko Ono. Their journey and releases were covered by various publications, including Nylon, Teen Vogue, the Los Angeles Times and Rolling Stone.
Moving forward in her musical career, Alexandra went on to score films, having the honor of growing as a film composer under the mentorship of Budd Carr, music supervisor best known for his 30 years of work with Oliver Stone. In the span of two years, she worked on over thirty films.
Alexandra kept creating her own musical projects. She has recorded over 12 albums from 2004-2019. She is represented by Position Music Group and you can hear her music all over TV, including NBC’s The Night Shift, American Idol, CW’s Everwood, CW’s Dreamcatcher, NBC Sports, Cold Justice, SNL, Ford Sync Commercials and more. She’s performed sold out performances at landmark Los Angeles venues such as The Troubadour, The Echo, Spaceland and was spotlighted musician at the SXSW Festival in 2016. She also wrote and narrated the video game Where The Bees Make Honey by Brian Wilson which was released on XBox, PS4 and Nintendo in 2019.
With such an impressive resume it’s no wonder that this song is proving to be a massive success so quick. With the power of her TikTok fans behind her, this has propelled ‘Rivers‘ to world acclaim. To all other musicians who are not on this platform, a sure message has surfaced. Get your music out there. SKANDRA is leading the way and pushes out a fab song.
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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen