Get to know L E X, a fresh up and coming Aussie pop fireball who today drops her debut single ‘C’est La Vie’.
The seriously impressive dark pop track is just the first taste of things to come from the new songstress, with the promise of even more to come throughout the year.
But in the meantime, we’d like to get to know her a little more. So join us, won’t you?
01. Name : L E X.
02. Where are you based? I’m based on the Gold Coast, but usually, when Covid wasn’t around, I’d fly to Sydney quite a bit to write with people. So pretty much; live my experiences on the GC and then write about them in Syd!
03. How did you get your start in music? I have sung since I was a little girl. I think my parents couldn’t shut me up when music was playing. But growing up I started doing singing lessons for fun because I loved it, then as I got a little older I really found music to be my escape, where I could write songs about all the things I could never say.
04. Give us five words to best describe you as an artist. Vulnerable, dark, emotional, fragile, brooding.
05. Tell us a little bit about your sound and how it developed. I’d say my sound can be defined as dark pop with a fragile vulnerability, combining brooding sounds with honest and heartfelt lyrics. As I started writing, my sound just kept evolving as I started to let go and tell my story.
06. What’s your earliest musical memory? Idk if this counts but when I was like three I almost amputated my finger. It was hanging by a thread and there was a thing called “lollypop radio” or something like that in the hospital and they’re supposed to sing to you but I just sung to them the whole time… lol wish I had that sass now.
07. Who have been your musical influences? Billie Eilish, Julia Michaels, Charlotte Lawrence.
08. What are your favourite songs of all time? ‘Crazy In Love’, ‘Creep’, ‘Dear Mr President’, If The World Was Ending’, Ocean Eyes.
09. Where’s your favourite place to listen to music? Literally everywhere! I carry earphones in my bag at all times so I can listen to music whenever I’m feeling it, no matter where.
10. Who are your go-to artists when you’re feeling :
Happy? When I’m happy all I want to listen to is Beyonce for sure and sing it at the top of my lungs.
Sad? Sad feelings make me want to listen to Julia Michaels.
Introspective? Julia Michaels or Tate McRae or Lennon Stella.
Exhausted? Probably H.E.R or Bryson Tiller vibes.
11. What was the first album you ever bought? I think the first album I ever bought was ‘The Diary Of Alicia Keys’. Back in the day I thought I was going to be an R&B/Soul singer, so I swear every song I would sing was by Alicia Keys.
12. Give us a little fun fact about yourself that people might not know. I speak fluent Serbian and there is actually a little bit of Serbian in my debut single, as I really wanted to bring it back to my roots.
13. What would your chosen career be if music wasn’t an option? Probably a fashion stylist or a makeup artist… I don’t know how good I’d be at either of them, but I just don’t think normal jobs are for me and these are both things I enjoy.
14. What’s the best advice you’ve been given in your career? When my friend CXLOE said to me not to wait for Covid to be over to release my debut single because who knows when that will be, you just can’t keep waiting for things. I’m very glad I listened to that because look where we are now… Covid is still here and I would’ve been waiting forever.
15. What’s been the highlight of your musical journey so far? Honestly, probably just having the privilege to get into studio sessions with some of the most talented people and write songs together.
Also, another highlight would definitely be that I was lucky enough to do a lesson with the vocal coach KING, Seth Riggs. For anyone who doesn’t know who that is, he literally was the vocal coach for so many amazing singers like Michael Jackson, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Barbra Streisand, just to name a few.
16. What’s been the strangest experience you’ve had in the business? I think the strangest things that have happened to me in this business are too messed up to speak about. But one of my strange experiences was probably when I was in a session with a producer who I just was not vibing with at all, the sound was so not me and I couldn’t write.
So I got my boyfriend to send me an email pretending to be someone important that I had to have an urgent meeting with to get out of there.
17. If you could trade places with any artist in the world right now, who would it be? It’s a tough one between Billie Eilish and Beyonce, but I think I might have to go with Billie Eilish, just because she’s an artist on the rise right now and is doing some really cool stuff.
I’d also love to have my brother write songs with me and be my producer, so I could literally write songs all the time with someone I felt so comfortable with and have that freedom.
18. Tell us about your debut release. ‘C’EST LA VIE’ captures a feeling of angst, from a girl who has grown up forced to suppress her emotions and affliction.
She doesn’t have to choose between her fragile vulnerability or her strong demeanour. Both exist in her. She’s used to holding them both close to her, but she’s learnt to only show the world her mask.
19. What do your future plans involve? I don’t know what tomorrow holds given the state of the world right now. I’ll do my best to live in the now and hope to be best prepared for the future. This is the start of L E X.
20. Where can our audience catch you live? Along the East Coast of Australia when the world returns to normality. But for now, catch me on all my socials below!
WEBSITE : https://iamlexmusic.com/
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/iamlexmusic
INSTAGRAM : https://www.instagram.com/iamlexmusic
TWITTER : https://twitter.com/iamlexmusic
SOUNDCLOUD : https://soundcloud.com/iamlexmusic
YOUTUBE : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2Dxev_aLZLVUtqid0fLy6A/videos