When it comes to the music industry, there’s always up-and-coming talent and Lexie is most certainly one of them.
With influences ranging from Dua Lipa to Karen Carpenter, Lexie’s passion is her original music, and her recently released track “You Don’t Fit Me’ made it to Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ in its very first week.
By making her name in the Middle East, she is all set to perform today at the award-winning speakeasy Hudson Tavern at Hyde Hotel, for an evening of music to flow through your soul with exceptional rhythms and beats from 8pm until late.
To understand more about her career, speaks to see how she overcame the challenges imposed in the industry.
Talk us through your career.
I’ve been in music for over 13 years, but I feel like I’m at the beginning of my journey. It’s like everything I’ve done until now has been a series of lessons preparing me for what’s about to come! I’ve tried so many different musical genres, I’ve signed noteworthy deals, and I’ve signed bad ones that cost me a fortune in litigation. But I can honestly say that I’m now so comfortable and sure of myself as an artist, I write music I love, and I’m proud of, and the only voice of reason I listen to now is my own. I know myself best.
What inspired you to enter the music industry?
To be honest, it was a bit of an accident, I was training to go into musical theatre, and then I ended up getting into a Girl Band signed with Warner, and that’s how I started out in the recording industry. You’d laugh if you saw me back then, we did quirky electro-pop, and we were young in the industry and just did what we were told.
Could you tell us more about your upcoming release ‘Made Me Love You’, on what was the creative process behind this song?
Honestly, There were a lot of tears, I probably kept Kleenex in business that month. Writing ‘Made Me Love You’ was the epitome of free therapy, I was so crushed after finding out the ‘guy I was seeing’ was in fact… ‘Married’, and when I found out I was still attached to him. Anyway I knew I had to swiftly let go of the whole situation, and writing this song was a huge part of my healing process, I’m so grateful that I can express myself with my songs it feels like the pain leaves my body and turns into art. I was crashing at my friends apartment at the time, because I had no work due to COVID, and he had this beautiful white grand piano next to a large window, I would just sit for hours, trying to find the words to explain how I felt, the song came together gradually, I would add a few lines each day, until I felt my story had been told.
You’ve teamed up with Hudson Tavern at Hyde Hotel for an evening of music and performances. How does it feel and what can the audience expect?
I love to get people to sing along with me! The Hudson Tavern has such an intimate feel, it’s perfect because I care a lot about the story and the lyrical content of my songs, playing a venue like this really gives people the chance to take it in and connect with me.
You’re a pop singer-songwriter. Tell us more about this music genre.
Well I’d say it’s pop, with a pinch of soul, and a touch of country. I write most of my pieces alone on guitar, and then I build the productions around that. I like my songs to have real instrumentation, and raw vocals, mixed with more modern sounds.
How do you empower the women you’re surrounded with?
I am Happy! That’s the key, it allows me to share my resources, my positivity and my blind faith that everything will work out, with other women around me. I’m very good at recognising people’s potential, and I’m definitely that friend that will really push to get it out of you. I actually have my own entertainment agency, and I hire and work with a lot of amazingly talented women, every day.
What’s one piece of advice you would give to your younger self?
Your number one goal in life should be happiness. When you prioritise it, it forces you to keep the right people around, to engage in activities that genuinely bring you joy, and to have healthy relationships. It teaches you to be grateful for what you do have, and it reminds you there’s no point in having huge career dreams if you don’t enjoy the journey to the top. If your hating life everyday you may as well move to Bali! Embrace that what makes you happy throughout life does change, some times it means letting go of things that are comfortable, and making space for something new.