By Francis Scarcella
The Daily Item
SUNBURY — Just about the time Alexandria Scott boards a plane bound for England on Saturday, her singing career may also be taking off.
The 20-year-old will leave Lewisburg this weekend to study at the University of Wolverhampton, about 20 miles northwest of Birmingham. That’s also when she will release her aptly named first EP, “To The Wolves,” live on the Internet.
An EP, or extended play, is a recording that contains more music than does a single, but is usually too short to qualify as a full studio album.
“I decided on the title ”To The Wolves“ because I wanted to sum up my EP,” she said. “The special thing about this EP is that every single thing has a meaning, the title, every line in every song, even the release date.”
Scott became known in the Valley in 2010, when she began to showcase her talents by singing in Lewisburg cafes and starring in her Lewisburg Area High School musical.
The 2012 graduate then began to audition for the Valley’s Got Talent, a show that draws several hundred people to watch and hear musical acts during the Sunbury River Festival.
Scott took third place in 2012.
Scott used that success to jump-start her career and began singing at more Valley locations.
“’To the Wolves’ is my first five-track EP,” she said. “How I narrowed it down to five still blows my mind because I have so many songs bouncing off the walls of my head ready to be heard.”
Scott is a psychology major and an equine studies minor at Alfred University, in New York.
“If I’m not recording, I’m probably riding a horse at West Acre Farms, in Lewisburg,” she said.
The EP will be available for download at “Bandcamp.com,” a privately held company founded in 2007 and online music store. Those who decide to download music pay what they think the music is worth.
“They name their own price,” she said. “You can pay $1 or $50. Whatever you decide the music is worth.”
Scott is thrilled to be releasing the EP and with the music selection, she said.
“This album parallels me,” she said. “It’s pretty simple and straight forward because it is just me and my guitar for the most part. One song experiments with piano, synths and drums. The lyrics within ’To The Wolves’ is in a way an open journal. This is what I’ve thought, this is what I feel and this is how I am. I think the most powerful thing about an artist is to make themselves vulnerable and put everything out in the open so that those who cannot express themselves in that way have an outlet and a song to sing along with and that’s what I tried to do.”
Scott has already booked performance dates in the United Kingdom and is hoping the EP does well for when she returns to the United States in the spring, she said.
“I leave on Saturday to go ’To The Wolves’ and start a whole new page and that’s why I chose to release it on that day,” she said. “I have shows planned from Birmingham to London and everywhere in between.
“This has been a long time coming and I couldn’t be happier.”