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Hey Alexis! Can you tell us what this song means to you?
I wrote this song about my experiences with social anxiety in Junior High. My freshman year I ended up going to a brand new school where I didn’t know anyone and it was really hard for me. “Breakthrough” is about battling my nerves and putting myself out there despite my fears. With May being Mental Health Awareness month, I hoped that with the song’s positive upbeat feel it can give hope to others who may struggle with their own anxiety in social situations.
How excited were you to finally get this song out into the world?
It felt so surreal to see myself on streaming platforms! I was a little nervous to put myself out there but the song is symbolic of me having a personal breakthrough and just going for it.
Will there be a music video for your new song?
We would have loved to do a video but with the current conditions with CoVID -19 it didn’t seem feasible right now. I hope as the world settles into a new normal to do a music video for one of my upcoming songs on my EP.
Where did your love of music come from?
That’s a good question. Honestly, I have no idea. Music was in me from day one. I started singing when I was just a toddler and ever since then I haven’t stopped. Music has been the only thing that I could always rely on. It’s my happy place.
Why do you think social media is so important for teen artists today?
Besides just hearing a song from an artist, I think social media can help people to know who the artist really is. Artists are able to share with supporters their personality, their quirks, the process of their music, their goals, etc. I think it helps them feel more connected to the artist.
How do you want your relationship to be with your fans?
I want to be just as supportive to my fans as they have been to me. I have been so grateful for everyone who has encouraged me to follow my dreams and I want to support others in reaching their dreams.
What social media platform do you use most to stay connected to your fans?
I’m kind of new to the social media game but I am currently on Instagram. It is great to see all the amazingly talented musicians and artists have a platform to share what they are doing and support each other and connect with their fans.
Do you have any other release plans for 2020?
Yes, I plan to release another single on July 4th called “Thunder” written by O/B/A (Madilyn Paige, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Jenn Blosil) and produced by Immpaac (Fifth Harmony, Shahadi Wright Joseph) . And there’s more music coming after that!
Do you have any last things you’d like to tell your supporters?
I can’t wait to share the rest of the music I have been working on. I appreciate all the support I’ve felt from my team- I never would have believed I could do this without their belief in me. I want to also shout out to my parents. They’ve made this all possible.☺
Listen To “Breakthrough” Now!!!
Breakthrough (Spotify Link): https://open.spotify.com/
Breakthrough (SoundCloud Link): https://soundcloud.com/