New York-based singer and songwriter Xondra shares her much anticipated EP, ‘Tedious & Brief,’ out today on all streaming platforms
Filled with emotional intensity and introspective songwriting, ‘Tedious & Brief’ is an exploration of what it means to be a woman trying to survive in a man’s world. Over the course of the EP’s six tracks, Xondra reconciles with childhood and past trauma. It’s a harrowing but ultimately empowering journey.
“Writing this EP helped me mourn the versions of myself I can never get back to. As a survivor, I am not the same person I was before I had certain experiences. I have had to make peace with my pain and give myself the space and time to rebuild myself from the ground up,” Xondra says. I love who I am now. I am stronger, kinder, and more full of life now than I have ever been. Writing ‘Tedious & Brief’ helped me find my light again and reignite it after thinking for the longest time that it might be gone for good. I hope it can serve as a reminder to send love to all past and present versions of you. May we all continue to move forward and heal the parts of ourselves that are still hurting.”
‘Tedious & Brief’ Track List:
4. Inner Child
5. Dead Girl
6. Life Force
Xondra (she/they) is the musical moniker of Alexondra O’Connell. Born to Cuban/Puerto Rican and Irish parents and raised on Long Island, New York, she found her love for music and songwriting at a young age. As a child she would sit in front of the radio for hours, writing down lyrics that struck a chord with her and creating new songs out of those lyrics. In her teens, she started to write her own songs as a means to process her growing pains and, at 18, Xondra headed to SUNY Purchase’s Music Conservatory to further hone her skills and refine her sound.