Remember that CTV show Instant Star? The show starred Alexz Johnson, as the winner of an American Idol-type reality show.

Well even though the show was cancelled years ago, Johnson is still making music, including her new album Voodoo, which comes out today. From what I can can tell, the new songs on her myspace page are a huge change in direction for Johnson. And I’ll admit it, I even have some of her earlier music on my Ipod. Where she used to be comfortable doing easy pop songs, Alexz’s new stuff is very modern-loungy with a nice mix of jazz.

Check out the video for the first single, Trip Around The World. It was released back in February, but this is the first time I’ve heard it. That can’t be a good sign.

Mike Morrison