Aussie singer Kate Alexa has achieved two top 20 singles thus far (with her debut ‘Always There’ and with the 2006 single ‘All I Hear’), but now she’s hoping to tickle the 20 again with her brand new single ‘X Rated’. It’s the second single from a forthcoming album that she’s just completed recording over in the UK.
In our third auspOp Q@A, we ask Kate about the sound of her new album, the most ‘X Rated’ thing she’s ever done and the pros and pitfalls of having the most famous dad in the Aussie Music industry.
Q : Miss Kate, tell us all about your spanking (no pun intended) new single ‘X Rated’.
X rated is just a fun song, it’s really just about sex! It’s also one of my favorite ones to do live as its ones of those songs where you really can just let loose and rock out!
Q : We’ve always pictured you as quite a clean living kinda gal. What’s the most X Rated thing you’ve ever done in your life?
I don’t kiss and tell.
Q : You’ve spent quite a bit of time in the UK working on your forthcoming album. Who have you worked with on the project?
When I first started writing for my new album, I wasn’t quite sure of the direction I wanted to take musically. So I travelled to Sweden, London and New York and ended up writing with lots of different writers and producers. We experimented with all different styles, but then I worked with Tom Nichols who is an amazing producer/writer from the UK and we actually ended up writing the whole album together and he also produced the album.
Q : What can we expect from the new album musically?
The album is very pop, but some of the songs have a ska thread to them and there is also some electro thrown in there too. I like to call it an eclectic mix of sounds! But I’m so happy with the final result and I think there’s something in there for everyone.
Q : Have you got a name for it yet? And can you tell us or is it still tippety-top secret?
Well I do have a name for it, but it is still a secret! You will have to stay tuned.
Q : Having someone so famous for a dad – is it a help or hindrance within the Aussie Music industry? Why?
Well it depends which way you look at it, but he definitely inspires me so much and he knows so much about this industry. He can give me better advice than anyone else I know!
Q : Do you have any plans for some live performances?
Yes, absolutely. I have recently done a bunch of live shows at a range of venues in Melbourne which is my home town, and we are going to lock in some more live shows in very soon. Hopefully I will do some live shows all around Australia.
Q : Do you have a message for your fans?
I’m so excited for you all to be finally hearing my new music!
Kate’s single ‘X Rated’ is out now.
Her new (top secret) album is due later this year.