Lexi Alon On New Music, Personal Growth, & More
Meet Lexi Alon, an R&B singer born in Hartford, Connecticut, and raised in Staten Island, New York. Known for her powerhouse vocals and irresistible appeal, Lexi Alon has geared up to become the complete package.
Lexi Alon’s parents discovered their daughter’s talent at the age of seven. By the age of ten, she knew performing was something she wanted to do. In 2018, Lexi Alon unveiled her debut project This Girl, which cemented her presence in the R&B scene. Although held back by a hiatus, she’s making her return with silky new singles like “The One” and “Delay.”
For our latest interview, we got to chat with Lexi Alon about finding her passion for music, the impact Staten Island had on her life, and releasing music after two-year-long hiatus. Check it out below.
If you don’t mind, could you walk me through your childhood and how you fell in love with music?
I grew up in a very musical household, my mother’s mom was a background singer for Louie Armstrong. It’s just kind of been in my blood, my dad is from Saint Martin so that Caribbean style of music mixed with my moms love for it has kind of made me who I am today. I feel like I was able to pull from all the things I like and make it into who I am today.
What was your favorite part bout being raised in Staten Island?
I’m living in North Jersey now, but for the longest I didn’t want to talk about being in Staten Island. It made me who I am, it was an interesting experience. I definitely feel closer to living in Connecticut, I still go there every summer. I made wonderful friends here, but Staten Island was okay. Growing up there was mainly about going into the inner city, visiting New York because there really isn’t much in residential Staten Island. It was always great to go into the city and have a good time, but come home to a quiet place.
Who are some of the music icons who influence your music?
I’d have to go with Michael Jackson. My parents actually discovered my voice to one of his songs. We were listening to one of his greatest hits CD’s and I sung one his songs and my dad was like “woah, sing that again.” As I got a little older, I’d say Beyoncé, Aaliyah, and I love Janet Jackson. I love the tone of Brandy’s voice, I used to practice Chris Brown and Christina Aguilera’s run. I can never remember them all.
Recently, you put out a single called “The One,” what was the inspiration behind that record?
I wrote and recorded it down in Atlanta. I was really into this guy at the time and my producer opened me up enough to talk about things that I would never talk about. We just tapped into that and it began flowing organically. The song was done in not even an hour.
You put out your first project in 2018, how have you grown as both a person and artist since then?
A lot has happened. As you can see there’s a lot of space in between; I got a taste of the industry and felt like I lost my footing. I didn’t want to give up, but maybe I shouldn’t do this. And that feeling probably lasted about 48 hours, but I wanted to prove my manager at the time wrong. I felt like it kind of grew me and I learned not to put all my eggs in one basket, or one person. I put so much trust in somebody so I did not know what I was doing at the time. I grew so much with him, but so much after him.
I have so many songs ready to go, it’s ridiculous. I think the number one way I’ve grown is learning to trust myself and my judgement. I’m learning not to put too much on the people around me. If I want to do it, I’ll just do it. If I don’t then I won’t.
What do you have in store for your fan as far as 2021 goes?
I will be releasing a couple of projects this year which I’m proud to say. I owe people some music, I kept saying new music is coming and at one point it got to a point where they were like “she’s been saying that for two years.” Finally, I’ve come to a point where I think it’s just better to put it out. New music is coming out, we’re working on the rollout for my next project and looking for creative directors. That’s really it, I’m just sticking to my word.
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