Alexandra May

Alexandra May Releases EP – One [Interview]

Alexandra May

Pop-singer Alexandra May releases debut EP

Newcomer Alexandra May released her debut EP, titled One, just a few days ago. The EP comes after the release of her populer debut single, Amazing. Dirty Pink City had a quick chat with the pop-singer to find out more:

Hi! Thanks for chatting to DPC again! First of all, for those who still don’t know, who’s the lady behind the music?

Hi there, it’s fantastic to chat to you again! Well, I’m 20 years old, been singing since I was 7 and I love music! Music is pretty much my identity and life. I listen to all types of music, but love retro sounds and 80’s music especially! I’m addicted to performing in front of a crowd … And I LOVE chocolate… Dark chocolate! I’m a family girl and love our family dog BLAKE (he gets away with most things even though I’ve taken him to Puppy Training 4 times). But he’s a rescue and deserves all our love!

You have quite a pin-up-styled look. Who inspires your look and your music?

Aw thank you! Like I said – I love RETRO, so most of my inspiration comes from beauties like Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly. I’ve been dressing like this since I was a kid! I loved looking ‘Frenchie’ as I use to say – like tying a scarf around my neck to match my skirt, wearing a Beret & hats. I want my outside to match my inside, if I could say that … So my dress style is a reflection of who I am and what I love. 

My music is always a reflection of ME. I’m young … So I like to keep my music fresh and vibey. My music is inspired by a lot of what a grew up with. I competed in many competitions & would need to sing many different of genres of music – I’ve sung classics like ‘I’ve Got Rhythm”, “I’ve Got the Music In Me” and even Status Quo songs and also Opera arias and many more! So my influences are diverse.

Awesome! So, you recently released your debut single, Amazing. How has it been received so far?

Yes, I did – in April! Wow, the response has been incredible! It was tough for the first few weeks waiting for the response from the radio stations and listeners, as I was worried about how people would take to my music. BUT when I saw 5FM had play listed AMAZING I completely freaked out! And the response since has been like ………. #aMAYzing!!!!

And being in the TOP 10 of the charts for the past 7 weeks has given me such confidence as to how I approach my music. It’s good to make music that is a reflection of me.

You are releasing your debut EP in September – What’s the title? – Who worked with you on the album, and what can fans expect from it?

The EP is called “ONE” It’s my first EP: I’m a solo artist; I have one #aMAYzing team with working with me; one goal, and all the songs on the EP have one word as their title. 

The music shows different aspects of me: some heartbreak songs and some uplifting songs. It tells a story. The great thing is, we’ve kept my sound throughout all the songs, just different variations. 

Do you write your own music and lyrics?

Yes, I do write! I love writing. It’s a release for me to get my feelings out. My EP is a collection of songs of which some are my own, some written for me and a cover or 2.

Alexandra May

If you’re not making music, what do you do, and where do you hang out?

Oh I have the most #aMAYzing friends! I’m often with them. I love going out to watch movies, shopping at sales, playing pool, drinking coffee and eating cake. As I told you earlier I have a puppy, Blake, who I do puppy training with, & I’m hoping to start agility training with him in a few months!!  Recently I’ve found a passion for old furniture and I love to ‘fancy’ it up with paint etc.

Where can we follow you online:

FACEBOOK – Alexandra May page

TWITTER – AllyMay_Music

INSTA – AlexandraMay.Music 

WEB – www.alexandramaymusic .com

Where can we see you perform next?

Please keep an eye on social media … I promise to keep you informed 🙂

Plans for the rest of the year?

I’m going to really enjoy releasing my EP and singing the songs wherever I can! I’m also going to be releasing another Single soon. So that’ll be a real highlight! 

Thanks, and all the best for the rest of 2016!

Thanks so much!! Xx 

 

The EP was produced by Ziggy Adolf and was recorded during 2015 and 2016 at David Gresham Records Studios. 

 

Images: Kat Grudko

 

 

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