Lexie Carroll – familiar stranger

“The fresh and airy vocals of “Lexie Carroll” give a special charm to this sensual song. Concentrate in its leisurely rhythm, vibration of guitar strings, atmosphere of carelessness and light naiveness.”

“Молодой, свежий как морской воздух вокал -Lexie Carroll- придаёт особый шарм этой чувственной песне. Неторопливый ритм, звон гитарных струн и атмосфера беззаботности и лёгкой, приятной наивности.”


17 year old rising star, Lexie Carroll returns with a new track and video for ‘familiar stranger’. The single drops ahead of the release of her new EP, ‘when the sun came up’, out on 22 April.

With a flair for storytelling inspired by life’s fragile moments and feelings, ‘familiar stranger’ sees Lexie turning to indie pop as she deftly explores letting go and getting over someone. With her vocal floating across catchy pop hooks, ‘familiar stranger’ finds a bright space in Lexie’s teenage vulnerability with her lyrics delivering an understated intensity of feeling from self-reflection as she tries to recover “something that sort of functions like a living heart”.

The video for the track is a charming and heart-warming visual in which Lexie is joined by an unexpected companion, in a friendly balloon as they spend the day at a funfair as Lexie learns to recapture the joy in the simple pleasure of her own company.

Speaking on the premise of the track, Lexie said, “‘familiar stranger’ is about having to see someone again who you used to date and wanting them to think you’re over it – you just want to be familiar strangers to each other so it doesn’t have to be awkward.”

Lexie’s last two singles have hit Spotify’s New Music Friday, she has been picked as the face of ‘Fresh Finds’ and her tracks have also been featured on ‘Our Generation’ and’ Lost In The Woods’ playlists. Lexie has also been receiving strong support from BBC Introducing.


Reviewed by Nagamag on March 30, 2022