IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
ALEXIS SAMONE: I come straight out of Fort Worth, TX but was raised in Arlington, TX.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
ALEXIS SAMONE: I have always been involved in music. As a child, I would write in this little journal about every single feeling I had and then just close the journal, it was like everything was okay. I was always intrigued with musicians and after being influenced by an old friend who played piano at a young age, I decided to pick up a keyboard and just play whatever my ear heard.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
ALEXIS SAMONE: I want to record and release my own music because it tells a story. If there’s one thing that my dad taught me, it was to always tell a story in my songs because a song is basically a memory told as a melody.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
ALEXIS SAMONE: My songs are about all aspects of life. I have songs about dancing the night away. I have songs about hangin’ with the girls. I have songs about being in love. However, my best work is always my darkest songs. It makes for good entertainment
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?
ALEXIS SAMONE: I’m targeting a grown and sexy crowd. People who actually want to listen to the beat and the singer.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
ALEXIS SAMONE: I have so many musical influences. Topping my list is Destiny’s Child, then Ariana Grande, Whitney Houston, Isley Brothers and Marvin Gaye; just to name a few.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
ALEXIS SAMONE: I would describe my music as soul touching but at the same time, good vibe or feel good music.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
ALEXIS SAMONE: I make all types of records and that’s what I believe sets me apart from other artists. I sing pop, R&B, dance, and feel good hip hop songs. My sound is very distinct.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
ALEXIS SAMONE: I am currently working on my first EP, Love and Other Drugs, consisting of about 5 songs of my best material that I loved from the start of producing the record.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
ALEXIS SAMONE: In 10 years, I hope to be performing at sold out concerts and marking the world with melodic sounds.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
ALEXIS SAMONE: Everybody can access my music on my website Alexissamonemusic.com Also, check out my YouTube Hchannel featuring my popular covers like Rihanna’s “Diamonds” and Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love”