Xondra (she/they) is the musical moniker of Alexondra O’Connell, born to Cuban/Puerto Rican and Irish parents and raised on Long Island, New York. She had a love of songwriting from when she was very young, sitting next to the radio and jotting down lyrics she liked and putting them together to make her own songs. She wrote and performed songs at bars/venues all over New York when she was in high school until she went off to college to study contemporary songwriting. ​Xondra plays a mixed palette of Pop/Rock/R&B/Indie. They have played acoustic and full band shows in the NYC and tri-state area DIY scene since 2014.

The pop singer/songwriter started honing their skills in the heart of the SUNY Purchase Music Conservatory. They bring feminist themes to the front with a heartbreakingly honest delivery that will have you connecting to the universal experience of being a woman in a man’s world. Focusing on world building and overarching storylines, there are often small hidden connections between songs all throughout her work. 

Most recently, Xondra released a single titled, “I wrote this instead of calling you”. The song was released alongside a visual, filmed and edited by Joy Wagner and directed by Xondra. “I Wrote This Instead of Calling You” is about the aftermath of an abusive relationship. It captures the duality of both missing and resenting the person you once loved and trusted”. You can find the song on all major platforms. 


Xondra released their first album, "Your Evil Ex," in October of 2019 and recently recorded her next EP which will be out Spring of 2022. Her most recent project “Tedious & Brief” is reminiscent of music by artists like Taylor Swift, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, and Julien Baker. 

Origin: Purchase, New York

Genre: Pop, Rock, R&B

Years Active: 2018 - Present

Official Websites: xondramusic.com




The multi-genre artist Xondra, started her songwriting career in the heart of the SUNY Purchase Music Conservatory, bringing feminist themes to the front with a tight indie delivery sure to have you on your feet.



Alexondra O'Connell  |  xondramusicoffficial@gmail.com, 516-361-1345