Alexa Ferr may be from the Great White North, but Canadian pop star has been leaving her mark across America since her arrival earlier this year. The girl know as the “Rugged Pop Princess” has been playing sold-out shows all over California and is currently set to release some new music in the coming weeks to follow up her hit single Lipstick on the Glass.
We here at The Levity Ball sat down with the 19-year-old star in Los Angeles to find out more about her fast growing career…
I’ve always had a strong drive and passion for musician and I’ve been singing ever since I was probably 6 years old so pursuing music as a career just came naturally!
Explain your music and the type of audience that you reach?
My music is considered R&B/pop but I definitely add my own unique flare to it and with my new EP, I was definitely influenced by the 90’s era so a lot of the melodies and beats sound like they came straight out of the 90’s. My music targets all ages but particularly 16-25 year olds, which is rewarding to know that any age group can enjoy my music!
Who are your biggest influences in music?
My biggest influences are Aaliyah, Rihanna and Michael Jackson!
Which other artist have you enjoyed working with the most so far?
I definitely enjoyed working with all of the producers and artists that I’ve worked with and each one of them was a great experience so I don’t have a favorite yet!
What are your goals in the industry and where do you see yourself in a year from now?
I hope to continue music, write for more artists as well as collab with more artists and tour across the world! In a year from now I see myself doing exactly that plus starting my own clothing line!
How do you define pop music these days, and where do you feel you fit into that definition?
I think pop music is anything very catchy and a style of music that appeals to majority of the world’s population! I feel like I fit into that definition in the sense that my music is catchy and appeals to most ages!
How has Canada influenced your sound?
Canada has a large R&B/pop population and growing up around that style of music has definitely influenced my sound.
What tips would you give young artists coming up or what do you wish someone would have told you when you first started out in the music industry?
For any young artists coming up I would highly suggest to never give up and keep pushing no matter how many times you get rejected or how many people don’t believe in you! Just follow your heart, work hard and believe in yourself! I wish someone would’ve told me right away about how shady and cruel some people can be but at the same time I’m glad I’ve been through bad situations because it’s made me cautious and stronger than ever and has prepared me for the industry.
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