A new single from Lexy Sophia brings out a personal and almost fantastical, cinematically undertoned and impactful single that shines with heart and speaks out bravely as most of us wish we could.
"Once Upon a Dream" is a wonderfully woven single that has a way of leaving a sweet aftertaste as vocal delivery is of an incredible range and everything comes through with such a refreshing vibrancy through the truth.
The music is beautiful as well as pianos coat the song in warmth and live drums give an almost contemporary jazz feel and all with these floating vocal harmonies that create an atmosphere for you to swim through.
This was such a lush and full-bodied single that really takes you out of wherever you are for a little bit and into her mind and emotion. And I think songs like this are supposed to do that.
There are songs that can let you escape into what other people are feeling and are thinking and for someone to make a song that talks about things that are most of the time hard for people to even speak is pretty impressive.
But that's art isn't it. Being able to take something that's emotionally driven and create with it.
Of course, not all of us are able to do that so listening to music like this and songs like this is almost like that same outlet but for us.
It's like watching a good movie and letting it take you away for a little bit or letting it say or do things that you've wanted to but just haven't.
So maybe for Lexy this was somewhat cathartic because she needed to get these things off her chest whether it was for that specific person to hear it or not, I'm sure it felt good to let it out.
We need more music like this in the world. Music that makes you feel and think and is connective.
With such a great single, we wanted to have a sit-down with Lexy to find out where this actually did come from and what might be coming up next for her as an artist.
Here's what happened.
Buzz Slayers: Okay Lexy, let's start with "Once Upon a Dream". This single is really sweet and heartfelt! It had this cinematic undertone! How did this track come about?
I wrote this song during quarantine, about my first serious relationship... It was around my 1-year anniversary period, and I kinda had this concept of writing a song to him as an anniversary gift. While I didnt finish it in time for that, I did come up with a super cool gift, and still was able to play it, then release it as kind of a dedication to him. I wrote it from the perspective of my inner child who's been through lots of missed chances and lost love as a child and young teenager, I kind of came from that place, and it really evolved into this sort of this dreamy very soft love ballad. I released it on Valentine's Day.
Buzz Slayers: How did this all start for you musically? When did you fall in love with music?
I started music basically as a kid; as a child I always loved music class, chorus and theater & wanted to be a part of it, anyway I could. My mom was actually in the music industry and had background in coaching. At a very young age, I committed myself to show up for music and singing as much as I could, because I knew it was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I made a promise to myself, to continue music for my continued happiness.
Buzz Slayers: What kind of things really inspire songs for you?
I started writing around 17 but pondered about it for some years before. The thing that really inspired me to put action to my thought of creating my own songs, was honestly just my very life experiences with which I couldn't see any other way to get through or process, other than self-expression, so I turned to music. Extreme emotions like pain or heartbreak, joy or love, grief or even feelings you can't put names to are what really trigger my heart to sit down and start writing or recording. Also, a really good artist, or listening to really great music puts me in a creative headspace and influences creativity for me.
Buzz Slayers: This single has some great styles combinations on it! Can you give us some of your biggest influences musically?
Sure; some of my favorite artists are Tori Kelly, I like some good Taylor Swift, (a lyrical genius), Ed Sheeran's writing style really inspires me. I also grew up listening to a lot Xtina and 90's r&b, as well as Jlo's "On the 6" album. That was heavily on repeat. This single, Once Upon a Dream was very influenced by a Selena, Minnie Riperton sort of sound.
Buzz Slayers: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?
I have a part time position as an Afterschool Teacher, so I get to work with kids! I also love to journal, write, take walks, meditate and go out here and there + spend time with friends and loved ones. Truly, at my core, I am a homebody though.
Buzz Slayers: Who's in your headphones right now?
Buzz Slayers: Are you doing any live performances right now?
I plan on lining up some appearances this summer. In the meantime, I'm just sprinkling some smaller performances and prepping the rest of my upcoming project.
Buzz Slayers: Did you record yourself or hit a big studio for this?
I do have some awesome music equipment, and a bit of a setup at home that I've been using to record my finished tracks so far. But I may hit up a studio for some upcoming future tracks.
Buzz Slayers: What can your fans expect from you in the near future?
I am currently working on my first ever EP mini album, that I'm hoping to release in later 2023. It's been years in the making and I am seeing it as a healing process that ties in personal life events and culminates a deeper understanding of self, through these songs I'm writing.
Buzz Slayers: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
I wanted to thank you to you guys, for all the love and support for my music thus far, and hope that it can continue to help you through your own personal life experiences to feel more connected and heard & be a place you can feel free.