Singer-songwriter and actress Alexa Friedman premieres the music video for “Take Me Down,” on Medium. In her interview with TheYoungFolks, Alexa told Ashley Bulayo, “’Take Me Down’ is about the cyber bullies and how they will ‘never take me down.’”
Alexa made big waves with the release of her first single, “Enraptured,” followed by “Meant to Be,” a song about growth and moving forward in life. In the video, shot on the beach, Alexa dazzled in her role as a mermaid.
While growing up, Alexa was surrounded by music. At the age of four, she began singing, dancing, and writing plays, recruiting friends to perform with her. Later, she entered modeling, followed by acting, landing roles in popular TV shows: The Middle, School of Rock, and Walk the Plank. When she started working with voice coach Estani Frizzell, her innate vocal talent and confidence expanded exponentially. Music assumed new significance.
Since hooking up with director Spencer D. Evans, courtesy of Frizzell, Alexa’s acting ability has injected a new, electrifying element into her music videos, imbuing the visuals with dramatic push to complement her impressive music.
“Take Me Down” opens on spine-chilling emerging tones taking on swirling pulsing dynamics flowing into a potent pop melody pulsating with galvanizing colors. A fat groaning bassline and syncopated percussion propel the rhythm with muscle.
Alexa’s voice, plush with posh ominous timbres, infuses the lyrics with portentous aromas, as glossy sonic hues spark and sizzle. Strutting her vocal gifts, Alexa shifts into a tight and right rapping flow, giving the lyrics gritty sassiness.
The video, directed by Evans, blends degrees of Fast and Furious with Bruce Lee kick-ass action, as Alexa, entering a warehouse, transforms from high school student to a katana-wielding superhero. After putting a souped-up pristine white Mustang through its paces, she partners up with another warrior, battling a chain of black-clad bad guys, until, finally, she confronts the arrogant boss one-on-one. When she unmasks her fallen foe, she experiences surreal déjà vu.
“Take Me Down” is excellent, merging captivating pop with Hollywood-like action sequences. Yet the highlight of the song is the luminous polished voice of Alexa Friedman.