The Voice: Xenia Parts Ways With Universal, Talks New Single

Xenia, the 17 year old singer who competed on Blake Shelton’s Team in the inaugural season of the Voice, was signed to Universal Republic right after completing the season. But, after releasing an EP of songs titled Sing You Home, she tells Keeping it Country, she’s parted ways with the label.  She’s feeling pretty positive these days, regardless.

A lot of amazing things have happened since then, so I’m actually happy with the way things worked out. It’s sort of unfortunate and of course it was a bummer, but I’ve gotten all these awesome opportunities since then so I’m completely excited. I’m thrilled because I’m going to be recording for Dick’s Sporting Goods commercial, so I’ll be appearing on the new commercials.

Some really great doors have opened up since then, and I’m really excited for what lies ahead. I’m just really happy to be where I am right now.

She talks about her upcoming single:

Yeah, I don’t know the exact date of when my new single is coming out. We’re aiming for 2 to 3 weeks max from now to release it. The song is called “Hiding Places,” and I’m excited about this song because it’s the first time I’ll be releasing a song that I’ve written. That’s really special to me and close to my heart. I believe in the song and I’m hoping that a lot of people will be able to relate to it. I’m super, super excited! I’ve been through a lot of changes this past year getting used to this new lifestyle and I finally found out who I want to be as an artist and what my sound is like – so this song represents that.

This is my favorite song and I love it because I feel like a lot of people go through what the song talks about. Everybody has their own hiding place, figuratively speaking, the hiding place being who you are. When I wrote the song, I was thinking how “why do I have to change to fit the mold to be like everybody else?”. The song is about when somebody loves you and truly cares for you, they won’t try and take you out of your hiding place, but share it with you instead. I know a lot of people go through it at school, at work, or with their friends and family and feel like they can’t be themselves because they’re scared. That’s basically what the song’s about.

In the meantime, Xenia is working on a new album, and cut a duet, “Silver Bells”,  with Blake Shelton for his upcoming Christmas album, Cheers It’s Christmas.  Blake’s wife, Miranda Lambert, was in the studio helping her while they recorded the duet…

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