Only handful of people were invited to attend a first-listen of Paxton Fielies’ debut album on Thursday night.
The 2017 Idols winner has titled her album This Is Me and while the producers claim they pandered towards a West African sound, what I heard definitely leans towards pop and tinges of R&B.
To be fair, the 17-year-old did share that her biggest influences are Rihanna and Aaliyah. This album was written and produced in eight weeks and in the EPK that was screened at the beginning of this listening session, you can see Paxton staring at the lyrics on her phone while she belts out the songs in the booth.
She features the likes of Tresor, Craig Lucas (winner of The Voice 2017) as well as Kyle Deutsch. Paxton also raps a lot.
Demonstrate, which was her first single, did very well in the mainstream. Her second single off her album is 'Angifuni', which is about a girl who needs to back off because Paxton doesn't want her man.
This Is Me is now available for download and streaming. Fans who purchase her album will also stand a chance to meet their favourite Idol.