With a strong vocal tone reminiscent of singers like Alessia Kara and Kelly Clarkson, Alexis Heath has already endeared herself to some very prominent members of the music community in Utah. Namely, Debra and Clotile Bonner Farkas (of the music group known as The Bonner Family). In fact, Debra Bonner was so impressed by the raw talent of Alexis Heath that she signed her former vocal student to a contract with her artist development company during April of 2020. This arrangement made Alexis Heath the first person ever to sign with SingPeopleSing Recordings.
What inspired you to begin a career in music?
I was blessed with an amazing opportunity to work with Nate Immpaac Jolley and O/B/A. I have always loved to sing and music has always been a passion of mine, but when it comes to having a career in music I just got incredibly lucky to be surrounded by people who wanted to support me doing what I love.
Your debut release ‘Breakthrough’ is out now. Can you please describe the creative process and explain the meaning behind the single?
This year I changed to a new junior high where I didn’t know anyone at all. For someone who has suffered from severe social anxiety their whole life, this was my worst nightmare. Think panic attacks, breakdowns and shaking uncontrollably in the hallways. Yeah, it was bad. I wrote the song ‘Breakthrough’ because I was trying to get over my fears. I was trying to make friends and get outside of my comfort zone for once. Although it is still tough for me, this year I certainly made some ‘breakthroughs’. Even though I still get really nervous sometimes I think everyday I keep trying is a small victory. My intentions for this song is that it can give hope to people who suffer like I do with the battles of anxiety.
Everyone experiences good days and bad days, as a musician, when you have a bad day, what motivates you to keep moving and look ahead to the future?
Music has always been there for me. On my bad days, I remember that music is the thing that usually gets me through the hard times. I want to be loyal to the art that is the source of so much of my happiness.
In your own opinion, what is the most meaningful song you wrote? What makes you say that one?
The song I relate to the most is my new song “Thunder” coming out July 4th. I am excited to see which of my songs my fans relate to the most emotionally as they are all unique.
Throughout your musical career, have you experienced any ‘wow’ moments? Those moments that you stop to reflect and can’t believe you are where you are?
I’ve come such a long ways since I first started music. I’d say the moments that have made the most impact on me is just me seeing myself progress in the studio. When I first started, I was so nervous that I might mess up and recording was a stressful experience, but as I had more exposure to recording, it turned into my happy place. I love the studio.
What personal advice would you give to someone wanting to pursue this career?
If it’s what you love, go for it. A career in music can be vulnerable and rather scary at times, but don’t be afraid of what other people think. You do you and people will follow.
What does the foreseeable future hold for you as an artist?
My team and I have decided to release my single “Thunder” on July 4th on all streaming platforms. I’m so excited to share with my music with the world.
Anything else you would like to add?
I just want to thank all my supporters for being so encouraging and positive with me. Furthermore, I would like to thank my family- I don’t know what I would do without you. And I also want to thank my team, for believing in me from the very start.
Breakthrough is available now via all major platforms.
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