Armed with a beautiful vibrant voice and an empowering message, Lexi Todd brings a vintage, elegant sound to a modern NYC Indie Scene. Read on to learn more about the woman behind the music.
Thanks for your time today Lexi, we hear new music is on the way. What can you share with us?
Thanks so much for having me!
I’m releasing my next single “Window Shopping” on 10/29. It’s a bit of a new direction for me; softer and more vulnerable. It’s also my first song with live strings, so that was really fun to record. I’ll be hosting a release show on 10/30 in the East Village, NYC and have something special planned for the night!
It’s no secret that the music biz is tough and not for the faint of heart. What’s the biggest problem you’ve had to overcome so far?
My own inner critic actually. It’s really hard not to constantly compare yourself to others and fall into a place of frustration and negativity. I think sometimes you need to put blinders on and stay focused on your own project and momentum, so that you can stay positive and productive.
What do you enjoy most about being a musician?
Connecting with an audience while performing live. I’m a live artist at my core; that’s where I feel most in my element. I absolutely love feeling the positive energy in the room during a killer set. It’s the best.
If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
The numbers game. So many amazing musicians get swept aside because of low social media numbers. I struggle with that daily, since our generation of musicians is the first that has had to handle social media as a necessary component of the job description.
Is writing music therapeutic for you? And if so, how?
Writing is very therapeutic for me. I always write things out. I journal every morning and often plan tough conversations out in advance in writing. Writing music serves a similar purpose in my life; it’s how I express what I’m thinking and feeling. Often times I don’t truly understand how I feel about something in my life until I sit down to write a song about it. Writing music helps me accept and understand myself.
Describe your sound in one sentence.
A fresh indie take on a classic soul sound.
What would you say to other women just getting started in the industry?
Give ’em hell. Gone are the days where you have no choice but to keep quiet and look pretty. Yes, the industry is still riddled with additional challenges for women forging their own paths, but there is a growing community of women and other allies in the music industry to fall back on now, and a generation of young women that will be entering the music world that need strong role models.
Please tell our readers how they can support you on line and be part of your tribe.
Right now I’m really focused on building a community through my email list, which you can join by visiting my website lexitodd.com.
As part of that community building, I’ve interviewed a bunch of my friends recently about various topics relating to my next single “Window Shopping”, including embracing change, shifts in perspective, and the power of positive thinking. I’d love to hear any of your readers’ similar experiences and share them!
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