Lex Lidia chats with TMI about their new single “Diamond Girl”

Hey Lex! So excited to be chatting with you!! 2020 was a crazy year for most of us. Trying to keep positive – What was the greatest moment of 2020 for you? 

In 2020 I taught myself how to record music using Logic. It was a beautiful experience to be able to still create during a pandemic and express myself with everything going on.

You have just announced a bunch of awesome stuff you have been working on during quarantine. The first of which is your new single!! Were there any recording challenges because of the pandemic?

During quarantine it has been a little more challenging to get into the studio with others but it’s given me more time to work on recording at home. One new thing I have been working on is experimenting with arranging symphonies and programming jazz ensembles. I have always been fond of these genres but never took classes for them – with more time on my hands during quarantine, I had time to fiddle with Logic for the first time (I used to use Ableton) and I got to express myself through other musical motifs. When I was in middle school, I made songs on Garage Band, so with that background knowledge Logic was pretty easy to dive into.

It’s been awhile since you have released original music. What led you to decide to release this single first? & What does this single mean to you?

I wrote Diamond Girl weeks before the pandemic started going down. When I was in Philly, I made multiple songs and our favorite was Diamond Girl so I wanted to start with that. This single means a lot to me – the first day I got to Philly I was in a room with amazing people and I felt I as if I wanted to prove myself to them (Wheat Bread, Jerome Hunt, Kife 215, M Bass and Jahlil Beats). We sat down that first night and just listened to some beats and the second I heard the Diamond Girl beat, I sang the chorus melody and recorded it on my phone. I went back to the hotel that night and wrote the entire song. The atmosphere in that studio the next day when I tracked the vocals was a euphoric feeling I will never forget and is one that will stick with me for all my life. 

Have you been working on an album during this time off?

Yes my goal is to finish three albums every year

Are their any other projects in the works you can tell us about?

Other than hip hop, R&B, and pop I have developed my voice within production in alternative rock, Indie, and jazz fusion. Ever since I started to record music I never took the time to learn to read or write it. Music developed at a much more spiritual level for me, so my evolvement within formative opera training, contemporary, and punk relied solely on my ears. I could never confine myself to a certain genre as it is the same as asking an author to only write romance novels. In the course of my career I would just want people to see me as a creator of sound and I can’t wait to share my full musical stories to the world. 

What do you love most about your supporters?

That they understand that I’m just a guy that is pursuing his dreams and aspirations without the care of what comes from it, cuz at the end of the day I’m just a music nerd.

What’s your favorite part about being in the studio?

Making shit. 🙂  I just love music. 

Tell our readers where they can find you on social media!!

Instagram: @LEx_lidia  (https://www.instagram.com/lex_lidia/)

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5xJPO3LyXKOL0YhuphgskW

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mawfnd-ITJM

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