Interview: Alexandra May

Photo Credit - Kat Grudko

Photo Credit – Kat Grudko

I caught up with pop sensation Alexandra May who just released the single ‘Amazing’ to hear about why she decided to start making music, what inspires her and what you can expect next!

Why did you decide to start making music?

Music has always been my passion. I’ve grown up in a musical family and after many lessons and competition, I knew it was what I wanted to make it my career from when I was 14 or 15.

What is your favourite thing about performing?

I love performing! But what puts me on a high are the audiences and their reaction, and being able to enjoy the music with them.

Who are your musical influences?

I love Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Celine Dion because they’re strong women who believe in themselves and their music. I also love The 1975 and the Foxes. I’ve been exposed to many genres of music from musical to jazz and classical. I wonder if I’m a mixed up bunch of them all with my own flair!

How would you describe your sound?

I listen to different types of music but I love pop music! So my music is definitely pop but I’m also influenced by retro sounds. So my sound is a mixed bag and I look at each song and work with the great production team at Gresham to make a song it’s best!

Can you explain the background of ‘Amazing’?

My single, Amazing, is about knowing yourself, and the person you want to be with. It speaks about meeting and knowing a special person, and telling them and the world how you feel about them.

When can fans expect more music / releases from you?

David Gresham Records and I are working on my EP, and will be releasing it soon.

What would you like to achieve in the music industry?

I want to be able to reach as many people as possible with my music and inspire them through it. I’d really love to make music that sells all over the world. And maybe one day with a GRAMMY or two?

Last but not least, what is next for you?

Right now I hope to perform Amazing as often as possible, along with the rest of the songs on my EP. I want to inspire as many as possible, and contribute to the music industry in a way that will leave a mark. This is my debut into the industry and I’m going to have to work hard to keep my career moving forward. The only thing I know is hard work. So I will keep on doing that!

You can buy ‘Amazing’ here.

Where To Go: Summer Waves

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Photo Credit – Unknown

I can’t believe it is under a week until Summer Waves, under a week until Jasmine Thompson, James Hersey, FlicFlac, Pop Art Live and more take to the stage at Shimmy Beach Club.

Yes, you read that correctly, the chart topping Jasmine Thompson, with songs like ‘Adore’ and collaborations with the likes of Robin Schulz will perform alongside James Hersey, known for his work with Dillon Francis and Kygo on ‘Coming Over’ and the formidable duo FlicFlac are set to shake things up.

It is an absolutely incredible line up and tickets are a steal at just R95.

Summer Waves takes place on Sunday the 17th of April. I’ll see you there!

Monthly Mixtape: March

Photo Credit - Gabi Goldberg

Photo Credit – Gabi Goldberg

This month’s mixtape has it’s leanings in melodic and deep house . It features remixes of your favourite artists and some surprises that I think you will love.

Think Dotan, Axero, Sketchy Bongo, Major Lazer, Arizona and many more. Enjoy it!

ps You can follow me on Soundcloud for more of my favourites and sneak peeks as to what I’m loving…

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