Today we’d like to introduce you to Lex Salazar.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Some of my earliest childhood memories are singing Fleetwood Mac songs in my backyard while my dad played guitar at our family’s dinner parties and bbq’s. I discovered my passion for music at the very beginning of my life and I was lucky enough to have parents who pushed me to sing in front of people so that I would never battle stage fright. My parents listened to classic rock and my siblings listened to hip-hop, rap, pop, and r&b so I got a huge variety of influences. As I got older and developed my own individual taste, I drew a lot of influence from artists like Christina Aguilera, Destiny’s Child, and No doubt.
Throughout my adolescent years, I listened to anything and everything I could get my hands on. I discovered the world of hardcore/metal music and spent most of my weekends running around circle pits. The reason I was so drawn to heavy music is the same reason many people don’t enjoy it, the vocals! The lyrics were so raw, honest, and poetic. It inspired me to turn my own experiences and poetry into music. At 16, I joined my first band. We were terrible but everyone has to start somewhere! I fell so in love with songwriting but eventually high school ended and each member formed plans to start their adult lives.
This next part sounds ridiculous and thats because it is. I met some guys on the internet who wanted to write music with me so I moved to Tempe from Tucson the day after turning 18. We started an alt-rock band called “Eclipses For Eyes” We wrote music, toured the country, played music festivals, and I even had opportunities to write and collab with artists I grew up listening to. Its been a really wild ride so far with the highest highs and the lowest lows but my journey has taught me so much. Which I guess leads us to now.
Over the last two years, I’ve been doing a lot of self-discovery through travel and developing my skills as a songwriter. I’ve felt a push to enter the world of pop music for quite some time and I’ve been focusing my energy into learning the skills that go hand in hand with pop music such as modeling and dancing. Making a genre jump is so thrilling and I can’t wait to share what I have to offer the world in a new way.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Nothing worth having will be easy. There will undoubtedly be many obstacles but each and everyone will teach you something. Value the journey and treat the hardships as opportunities to grow. Being a woman in the entertainment industry, I’ve encountered my fair share of struggles like heartache, sexism, and self-doubt, just to name a few. My advice to anyone chasing their dreams is to stay connected with your purpose. It’s easy to get wrapped up in things like social media numbers and forget why you’re doing it in the first place. If your intentions are pure, others will notice. Speak your truth and support your sisters. The only way to the top is together.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Lex – what should we know?
Well, I’m a musician named Lex. I write songs about my experiences that I hope people can connect with on a deep level. I’m known for my range and my “powerhouse” vocals, magically stored in a petite 4’11” body. What I think sets me apart from other pop artists is the content. I write about very personal and real topics in hopes that listeners can relate and feel validated. While songwriting and singing are my passions, nothing compares to the feeling I get when a listener tells me a song of mine helped them through an experience. Knowing I can help people through music is one of the most rewarding things in my life.
So much of the media coverage is focused on the challenges facing women today, but what about the opportunities? Do you feel there are any opportunities that women are particularly well positioned for?
Well, an area that I’m excited to see more female representation is the tech side of the music industry. I love seeing a woman working live sound and It makes me so happy seeing so many woman producers getting more recognition.
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisislexmusic/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thisislexsmusic/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisislexmusic
- Other: https://open.spotify.com/track/1dDUQHlNuCrsXxSKKJF9eg?si=AMfjb8sISeud4LDH49O-DQ