Katryna Alexis chats with TMI about her new song “STOP”

Hey! So excited to be chatting with you! You just released your new single! How excited are you that this song is finally out into the world?
I am so excited about my upcoming song called “STOP” and so thankful to Rockbot Studios for producing this song.  The planned release is May 1st because Mental Health Awareness Month is in the month of May.
What do you hope your supporters will think of the new song?
I hope that my supporters, no matter their age will be able to relate to this song. I hope my song “STOP” can emotionally move them. I really wanted to portray the internal suffering people struggle with.
Can you tell us the backstory of this song? Is it from a real experience?
This song is not based on a real experience. As someone who has always been interested in people’s minds and the way the brain works, I really wanted to dive into the mindset of someone who felt so alone where they were. The words just began to flow and it was one of the fastest songs I have ever written. 
You also have more music coming out in soon!! Can you spill any details on what your supporters can look forward to from you this year?!?
My goal this year is to come out with an album of my own original songs. As a young artist who is still trying to find my sound, this album will be filled with different styles that I enjoy. I really want every song to be relatable to all people and be able to help people express their feelings through music.
Do you have a creative say in your music? Did you help write all your new songs? 
I have a say in all my music. All of the songs were written by me.  My parents and producer have given me artistic freedom when it comes to the sound and lyrics. I want to thank Rockbot Studios and Birdflower Productions for taking the ideas I have and making them into these beautiful songs and music videos.
What’s it feel like to be releasing your own original music?
It truly is an amazing experience. Every song that is released I get new feedback from all age ranges. I love being able to have my own work out there for the world to listen to.
Where did your love of music come from?
My love of music came from my brother Lou who has Autism. Ever since I was little, he loved listening to all types of music and music made him happy.  I Grew up in a house that was always playing music from all genres and decades and thatmade my love of music grow.
Tell us about the music video for your new single!
The music video will be produced by Birdflower Productions, same producer from Bonnie & Clyde and Deserve Better. The setting will be in my high school and students from my school will be part of it. 
What’s been the pros and cons of pursuing your music career?
There has been pros and cons throughout my music career. I have met so many amazing people and been to so many gorgeous places. I have been able to experience all types of music and styles throughout my years. I have a team of people I can always count on for my events and songs: for my hair, Ms. Aeva from Hair Diva FL has been with me since I was 11 years old; for my pictures and CD covers, Mr. Chris from Abiding Light Photography; my music producer, Mr. Josh from Rockbot Studios; my music video producer, Mr. Donnie from Birdflower Productions; my vocal consultants, Ms Chrys from Music Rowe Studios, & Von Israel, Tonya from Lady Odessa’s Closet(stylist); Chocolate from SHE Originals for customized jewelries; Reagan Keenan (performance coach). Also, special thanks to a wonderful lady named Juanita. I’ve known her since I was 11 years old, she has provided our local singing community events and places to sing so we can improve our performances and promote our music.
But of course, like everything in life there are cons. But the cons or more like internal fears. The fear of people not liking my voice or not liking my song. I’ve learned I can’t please everyone and should just be happy with what I’ve been working hard on. 
Is there anyone you want to thank that’s helped you get to where you are today? 
Yes, I want to thank my parents for always being 100% supportive of my music and always allowing me access to vocal teachers and performance opportunities. Also, my brother with Autismfor being my inspiration in all that I do in life. 
What do you think makes your fan community/fandom different from others?
I believe instead of fans, I have an amazing group of friends that have really been with me on this journey of releasing music. It always makes me smile when they send me pictures of them listening to my music or reposting on their social media. I’ve been truly blessed to have such supportive people.
How would you describe your fans? – what’s three words you would use to describe your fans?
Three words I would use to describe my “fans” are loyal, supportive, and amazing.
What do you want your message to be towards your fans? What do you want your fans to take away from your music and shows?
What I want my fans to take away from my music is that it is ok to have emotions that aren’t always happiness. That music and lyrics are a great way of expressing feelings that are hard to explain to others. I want them to know that I write my songs for them in hopes they will always enjoy what I put out.
Are you planning any IG Live shows to promote your new music?
With Covid, IG live shows have been crucial in any artist’s singing career throughout this past year. Social media has become such an impact on today’s society especially with artists being able to keep performing their music in front of an audience. 
What is it like performing in front of your fans? Are you excited to start performing your own music live!?!
I have always loved performing in front of people and being able to feed off the energy of the audience. I am so excited as things begin to get better and more places open, to start performing my own music and get to see live reactions to my music again.
What do you want your supporters to know that you think is important?
As someone who is a teenager and advocates for mental health, I want them to know that I am always here to talk. I am their friend and their support. I want them to know my music is for them in hopes it helps express feelings that were difficult to express to others 
What’s something your fans don’t know about you?
Something my fans may not know about me is that I am adopted from the foster care system and besides mental health, I also advocate for the foster care system.
What’s one word you would use to describe what your fans have allowed you to accomplish?
One word I would use is happiness. With every song I release I get an immense amount of support and love. 
What do you want your fans to know if they ever see you in public? 
I want them to know that I want to take a picture with them. I love meeting people who have listened to my music and I love getting feedback about my past songs and what sound they want to hear more of.
Is there anyone in the music business you are dying to meet?
I have always wanted to meet Shawn Mendes. I have been a fan of his ever since he was on “Disney’s Next Big Thing”. I love his voice and all of his music.
What’s your current go-to song?
My current go to song is anything by Billie Eillish. She is a very successful and young music creator. She is someone I have always looked up too when it comes to lyrics and being relatable.
Why do you think social media is so important for artists like yourself? 
Social media is so important for artist because it allows them to have a platform that reaches hundreds and thousands of people. It allows them to be able to share their music in a way that people didn’t have access to in the past. It’s easier to reach a larger audience while being in the comfort of your house or wherever.Thankful to TJ and Jill from Nashville Entertainment Weekly for helping me promote my music worldwide via social media.
What would you say is your biggest dream/goal right now?
My biggest dream is to be able to complete an album of my own original songs that really can impact people. As a high school student, I really want to release music that moves anaudience.  I want my music to touch all ages.
Any last things you want to tell your supporters? 
The last thing I want to tell my supporters is thank you so much for being with me on this journey and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for us.

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