The rising star gets candid on heartbreak and being open and honest in her music.
When its comes to heartbreak, majority of us head to our favourite streaming service and blast out the most emotional tunes we can find and that includes LeXmo’s new single “Think of Me”. Delivering a poignant heartbreak ballad racked with emotional turmoil and gut-wrenching lyrics, the artist details the the end of a relationship beautifully, while serving an ode to self-grown and realisation. Baring all in the song, the artist holds nothing back in terms of vocal ability and prowess.
Getting candid on the single, the artist said, “I’d just gotten out of a toxic relationship that was a constant cycle of fighting and forgiving, when I met someone who showed me it’s possible to have a healthy relationship based on more than just sex and jealousy. I found my first love in him. When life got in the way and I got sick, he gave his all to ensure I was okay. He lost himself over time trying to be there for me, and eventually ended things via text. I’ve never felt such physical heartache before. If my previous relationship tore me apart, this one opened up a new level of emotional pain I never thought I would recover from.”
Ready to start a new chapter and further dive into the world of heartbreak and resolve, we caught up with the Venezuelan-born singer talking her growth over the years and being so open in her music.
Check out the interview below now..
Hey LexMo, how are you? How has this past year been?
This past year has been a shit show, excuse my French, in the best way possible.
With everything that happened last year, was your creativity affected?
This past year has actually allowed my creativity to flourish in ways I never thought possible. I found myself feeling very confined in my creative process because of this insistent need for me to have a niche brand and style with my music. Once I stopped listening to all that noise and letting my lyrics and production just go where they wanted to go, it felt like the cement walls around me were lifted.
How did you first get into music? What sparked the interest?
I first got into music when I was much younger. I did the whole musical theatre and acting thing, but dropped it for years. Then when I went to college to study English and literature. I realized I was a pretty decent writer, and all my poems and prose sounded more like lyrics. Next thing I knew I was in voice lessons and getting my degree in music production.
You were born in Venezuela before growing up in Miami. Do you think this change impacted your sound in any way?
I was very young when we moved to Miami, so I don’t think it’s changed my sound too much. But I do think it has opened some doors for me. It has given me an upper hand with my Latin background to explore lyricism and singing in Spanish.
Talk us through your sound. What do you want people to take away from it?
I’ve decided just now that although my songs are relatively scattered vibe-wise. They are all either brutally honest or vulnerable, and sometimes if my brain is feeling extra creative and wants to do me a solid, it’ll be a combination of both. What I want people to take away from my music is that whether I’m in my bad bitch alter ego or having a punk chick moment, you are getting the completely unfiltered and raw LexMo.
And now you’ve just dropped your new single “Think of Me”, talk us through the production process?
“Think Of Me” started with what I found to be such a melancholy and devastating vocal chop/loop from Arcade. It was very dreamy and nostalgic and that was all it took for me to decide it was finally time to write about THAT ex. THE ex. I wanted to parallel dreamy with depressing, so we went with an electric guitar and gave it the perfect amount of reverb and the rest was just fillers to bring the energy up a little without it being a traditional pop song. There are a lot of vocal samples and bass-driven artifacts that add a layer of texture to the song that evoke a certain emotion that can be unique to each listener. It’s very much a bare song that you make what you make of it. I wanted the lyrics to be detailed enough where almost anyone could relate to that gut-wrenching feeling of being dumped by someone you thought was going to be in your life a lot longer.
It’s all about heartbreak and touches on real emotions. What was it like entering this mindset for the song?
It was definitely one of the harder songs I’ve had to record. Take after take and you still can’t get it right, because you’re mentally transported back to time in your life and your head can’t zone in properly. It was easy for me to enter the mindset, but it was difficult for me to get myself out of it again.
Who would you cite as your inspirations?
My inspirations are the relationships and situations around me. I am constantly drawing from things that happen to me on a day-to-day basis, as well as things that have scarred me or shaped me in the past. There’s so much going on in the world and in my life that I like to use that as my own inspiration so that my music is as personal and relatable as it can be.
What’s next for you? What are you most excited for?
I have a few exciting things coming up. A pop punk single, “PST”, that comes out November 29th which was SO fun to record and create and then lil ol LexMo put her dancing shoes back on for a single, “GHST” that is coming out in January. Rehearsing and recording the music video was such a physical challenge that I can’t wait to get into the editing room and see if all those years of ballet a lifetime ago paid off. The new year is also bringing “Baddies Have Feelings Too”, an EP where I really get to have some fun and tap into my favourite alter ego and hopefully inspire everyone around me to be the baddest bitch they can be at all times.