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Alt-Pop Musician bexx Talks to Us About Her New Song “Stupid”

Bursting onto the UK pop scene with her eclectic alt-pop sound, bexx has captured the attention of listeners by blending 80’s synth-pop, pop-punk, classic rock, and influences from contemporary artists like Rina Sawayama and Lady Gaga. By drawing from her personal experiences with dating, body image, mental health, and even her favorite romcoms, bexx creates music that offers solace and hope to her fans during their lowest moments.

Her latest single, “Stupid,” delves into the frustration of missing someone who doesn’t seem to miss you back. With catchy lyrics, vibrant melodies, and an infectious beat, the track showcases bexx’s talent for crafting colorful, synth-laden tunes reminiscent of Fickle Friends, Valley, and Carly Rae Jepsen.

“Stupid” is a taste of what’s to come on her upcoming EP, SUCKER, a collection of anti-love songs that candidly explore the challenges of dating. As she reflects on her own missteps, bexx offers a cathartic experience for listeners navigating the often tumultuous world of romance.

With a history of headlining Nottinghamshire Pride, supporting acts like Fickle Friends and Deco on tour, and being featured in prestigious publications such alike, bexx has spent the past couple of years experimenting and honing her style. Now, as she gears up for the release of her debut EP in the first half of 2023, bexx is poised for global stardom.

Don’t miss out on bexx’s journey to the top—discover her music and be a part of an exciting future that’s just around the corner. Continue scrolling to check out our exclusive interview!

Your music draws from a wide range of influences, from 80’s synth-pop to pop-punk to Lady Gaga. Can you tell us about the artists who have had the biggest impact on your sound and style?

Not without being here all day! But these are three artists who’ve really influenced my EP: MisterWives. Their music has so much texture that gives it a really beautiful, cinematic quality. I’ve been trying to bring those gorgeous maximalist textures to my music, pretty much since I started.

MUNA: Referenced in basically every inspiration playlist I’ve made for the past three years since starting this project. I love the synth textures in the back of ‘Saves The World’, and I wrote some of the early demos using their drum samples.

Zach Benson: We co-wrote one of the EP songs together, so of course Zach has impacted my sound in that way. I also find myself increasingly adding little bits of production that feel very Benson-esque. He’s wormed his way into my brain.

“Stupid” is a playful and upbeat song about missing someone who doesn’t miss you back. What was the inspiration behind the song, and what emotions do you want to convey through the lyrics and music?

I mean it’s not exactly subtle. I just wanted to make something fun out of what was weighing on me at the time! People can take whatever they want out of it, but mainly I hope it feels cathartic.

Your upcoming EP, SUCKER, is a collection of anti-love songs that explore the ups and downs of dating. What can fans expect regarding the themes and emotions that run through the EP, and how do you hope listeners will connect with it?

Being single during lockdowns was super lonely for me. Then coming out of that back into dating, everything felt so high-stakes and almost urgent—I was a mess basically, and I used humor to cope. It captures that rollercoaster of emotions, but it’s also silly and tongue-in-cheek. It really reflects me as a person, if I turned every quirk up to 100.

That being said, who or what inspires you most when you’re writing music, whether it’s a particular feeling, experience, or sound?

I’m a concept first girl! I had the title and themes of Stupid before I even wrote the first lyric, and the same for the two other singles from this EP. If I have a strong idea of what the song is about, it flows from there really easily.

This new record sees you stepping into a new direction not just musically, but in terms of style as well. I love the colorful cardigan you wore—how did you come up with the creative direction behind the cover?

I didn’t think my style had changed! I guess I can kind of be a chameleon, but I feel most comfortable dressing preppy or in casual tailoring and so I’ve just run with that. This music feels very colorful too—I think “Stupid” sounds like a big pink kaleidoscope – so I knew that needed to be in the visual.

That cardigan is by a small designer called Drew Kent, and I rented it from him. It’s really heavy but it was so joyful to wear – everyone in the room had a go.

As a new artist in the UK pop scene, what do you hope to achieve with your music, both in terms of personal goals and the impact you want to make on listeners?

I’ve used music to find joy in difficult emotions, and I’d hope that my songs can do that for other people too. Personally, I’d love to tour—live shows are where I thrive, and my band is sick if I do say so myself. Plus, I’d like to get to the point where I can give up my day job and work on music full-time.

You’ve previously mentioned being inspired by artists like Fickle Friends, Valley, and Carly Rae Jepsen. If you could collaborate with any musician or band, who would it be and why?

Right now, Michael Medrano and ZEE MACHINE are at the top of my list. Every time they release a song, I’m listening on repeat. I want more of that energy in my life!

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