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Blacklisted Me releases new ‘dark pop’ material

Posted by Shamir Lee on 11/06 at 06:06 PM

Lexus Amanda, the one woman show behind Blacklisted Me, has recently released a new song, “Freak Like Me,” from her upcoming album. The album title and release date is yet to be revealed, but based on the official Facebook page, the material will possess a dark pop sound, notably different from Blacklisted Me’s past releases.

Songs like “Reprobate Romance” released in 2011, featured a more rock influence. During this time, the band, consisting of two females including Amanda, had a growing fan base. Soon, Blacklisted Me transformed into a husband and wife duo, but now Amanda is on her own creating music that hardly resembles her past work. Other recently released songs, such as “Bad Reputation” and “Save Me From Myself,” attempt to retain the rock sound of before, but fail to do so with Amanda’s light vocals and minimal instrumental use. “Save Me From Myself” does incorporate a somewhat acoustic style, but the vocals render it a pop rock track. The lyrical content is the only thing keeping her new music from rolling over into the pop realm.

This doesn’t necessarily make her music bad. It just means she may lose some fans. In turn, she may gain some fans, and even begin to establish herself in the music industry, something she has been struggling to accomplish. Having more females in the forefront of the rock genre is something that has been lacking in the industry for years, but maybe Amanda would be better suited in the pop world.

Check out the song below:

{name} Author: Shamir Lee
Bio: Shamir Lee is a senior majoring in Advertising. She’s a writer for Penn State’s CRITIQUE, a student-run business magazine. Additionally, she has created ads and flyers for One Heart, an organization fighting against child sexual abuse. She’s interested in looking at cats, doing ballet, exercising, and ending animal cruelty. In her free time, she enjoys watching horror movies, some of her favorites being Satoshi Kon’s Perfect Blue and the 2003 remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre ("sorry, I just really like the cinematography"). Music is a big part of her life, as she plays piano, a little bit of guitar, and used to play saxophone. Some of her favorite musicians are Jason Becker, BUCK-TICK, Megadeth, Aivi Tran, Missing Persons, Nina Hagen, Prince, and Koji Kondo.

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