The sun dips below the horizon, casting a warm glow on the world as we step into the captivating universe of rising pop singer-songwriter Alexa Cappelli. Her newest single, “Someone Better,” paints a vivid picture of growth, heartache, and self-discovery, weaving a tale that resonates with listeners of all ages. Through her enchanting vocals and deeply relatable lyrics, Alexa’s music dances on the delicate line between vulnerability and strength, drawing us into her heartfelt narrative.
As we stroll along the path of Alexa’s journey, we’re met with a casual and conversational tone that makes us feel like we’re catching up with a dear friend. She opens up to us, sharing her emotions and experiences with an honesty that’s both refreshing and reassuring. “Someone Better” encapsulates the bittersweet realization that sometimes, even the most genuine connections must come to an end in order to make room for personal growth.
In Alexa’s own words, “Choosing yourself is way more difficult when you aren’t mad at this person who has only ever treated you right. But moving forward, there will be a day when you meet someone somewhere who does the same and is also growing in the same direction.” Her insights strike a chord with anyone who’s navigated the complex waters of relationships and self-discovery.
As we delve deeper into her world, we can’t help but be entranced by the musician’s vivid and descriptive storytelling. We had the joy of chatting with Alexa Cappelli about her new record “Someone Better,” fashion, and connecting with her audience among other topics.
Someone Better” is your first single release of this year and it’s definitely worth the wait! Can you tell us a bit about the inspiration behind the song and what it means to you?
“Someone Better” is special to me because it represents a time in my life when I realized I’m not as indecisive as I thought. Choosing myself over a relationship that is good, but not necessarily good for me, was very difficult.
Your voice is absolutely stunning! When did you first discover your passion for singing, and how did you begin pursuing it professionally?
I started voice lessons when I was 7 at the church I attended growing up, and I guess I started pursuing singing professionally when I was in high school! I discovered my passion for music when I finally felt myself coming out of my shell as I entered middle school. I was a shy kid but performing helped me open up.
I love how your music feels so honest and raw. Can you talk about your creative process and how you channel your personal experiences into your songs?
I love to write about things I’ve gone through to help me process, but sometimes it’s fun to also write stories, and songs based on those stories. Starting each song with a title or a concept is my favorite.
That being said, how does “Someone Better” fit into the fold of who you see yourself becoming as an artist?
I have always been the kind of person to look for the best in people, especially people that are close to me. This song in particular hits on how a relationship doesn’t have to go up in flames to be wrong for you. Maybe there are no glaring red flags, but with the way you live your lives, you just don’t fit. I don’t have many breakup songs, but this era is really about learning to let go and choose yourself, even when it might be difficult.
Earlier this month, you shared some behind-the-scenes looks of some of your upcoming videos—what role does fashion and beauty play in your career, especially when its moments on camera or performances?
I think that fashion and beauty are great avenues of expression! I have always loved bright colors and am recently discovering how certain styles really resonate with me. I am also very passionate about human rights and sustainability, especially in an industry like fashion where trends come and go so quickly. Fast fashion is something I am strongly opposed to, but I also love a good deal, so instead I tend to thrift most of my pieces. If I’m looking for something specific, I’ll source pieces from brands I trust. I will say that it makes the process so much more fun though when you’re finding pre-loved pieces!
Talk to us about your own personal style, what are your favorite trends or pieces to wear right now?
I love jewelry, especially rings! I’m a silver girl but have been trying to broaden my horizons. I also wasn’t big into skirts until recently, so maybe you’ll see me in a skirt on stage soon, who knows! With almost everything in my closet being secondhand, it’s less about trends for me and more about what I feel comfortable in that still feels authentic to me! Which I guess is a personal style that I’m still not sure how to describe.
We’re always curious about what artists listen to when they’re not making music. What are some of your favorite artists or genres to listen to for inspiration?
I love Julia Michaels and how distinct her writing style is. Same with Taylor Swift, and even bands like The Band Camino and Bad Suns. Give me a wordy verse and a good chorus from any of them and it’s probably already on my playlist.
With so much focus on TikTok and Instagram these days, how do you balance staying connected with your fans while still maintaining your privacy and personal life?
I love connecting with my fans and make sure to share my life with them both online and offline. Being honest and authentic with them is so important, which is why my team and I have made sure to include them in everything from the “Could’ve Just Left Me Alone” scream, hosting release Zoom parties with fans from all over the world, and even including their submitted answers in my music video for “Temporary”! I’m excited to tour soon so I can travel and see them face-to-face and hear them scream back at me.