dexter Drops New Single ‘Vexed’

Joe Simpson

By Joe Simpson

Joe Simpson

16 Sep 2022

dexter has returned with her emotive new single “Vexed”. Quite simply put, the song was written while she was vexed; frustrated and using her music as a cathartic way to release. The single lands as momentum builds towards a hinted second body of work from the young musician, who has been busy throwing her ‘Crazy Silly Party’ events in-between music making and releases. 

Following on from previous single “Something Real”, which spoke on that disappointment when someone doesn’t see things the way you do, and consequently realising you’re better off focusing on yourself, “Vexed” follows suit, with a garage inflected beat and an experimental flare. 

“Something Real” landed in the wake of the incredible “Pressure” – a song about the process of leaving school and the emotional impact it had on dexter, who decided to document the moment and the subsequent quest to feel better. 

Having just finished her a-levels, 19-year-old South London hailing dexter has been on a recording journey. Originally adopting the moniker ‘dexter’ to hide her real name and musical ventures from her family, the young musician initially caught interest with a number of self-uploads all recorded on just on her iPhone. It was on her debut EP I Do Love a Good Sandwich,  that she upgraded to a MacBook and got her first vocal mic, as well as doing a few sessions with some local producers. 

The aforementioned ‘I Do Love a Good Sandwich’ received high praise from across the board, with Radio One (Annie Mac and Clara Amfo), Pigeons and Planes, NME, DIY, Clash, Line of Best Fit and more applauding her talent.

To cap off an already exciting year of releases, dexter has been on tour with Denzel Curry and has also supported Fred Again, including a performance at London’s iconic venue, The RoundHouse. 

A truly breathtaking vocalist, dexter’s real and relatable lyrics have captured the attention of an ever-growing fanbase. Her recognisable and inimitable sonic have cemented her as one of the most exciting singer-songwriters to come out of London at the moment.