Alright – so today we’ve got the honor of introducing you to Alex Allegra. We think you’ll enjoy our conversation, we’ve shared it below.
Alex, thanks for taking the time to share your stories with us today Can you talk to us about a project that’s meant a lot to you?
One of the most meaningful projects I’ve been in the process of working on is the songs I’m releasing in the new year. Prior to these songs, I’ve only professionally released one song. I’ve learned a lot about my missteps in marketing and the patience needed to release new music. It’s easy to feel like you’re not doing enough when comparing yourself to everyone else in the music industry, but I’ve truly embraced and fell in love with doing things my way as an artist. I’ve listened to a lot of mentors and industry professionals before working on this current project, and through that, really got in touch with my own story and how I wanted to convey that to my audience. These next songs are a combination of all that I’ve learned about myself and my music.
Great, appreciate you sharing that with us. Before we ask you to share more of your insights, can you take a moment to introduce yourself and how you got to where you are today to our readers
My name is Alex Allegra. I am a Nashville pop artist originally from Allentown, PA. I sing my story by setting catchy hooks and clever lyrics to a pop-driven beat. I put fresh spins on my life experiences like love and heartbreak or sharing my vulnerabilities and personal struggles with anxiety. I grew up on the stage, performing in dance recitals, musicals and showcases since I was 3. I moved to Nashville in 2017, where I had the chance to attend Belmont University.
What do you find most rewarding about being a creative?
My favorite part of being a creative, is the impact that music has on audiences. Being able to share a piece of you and your story that resonates and makes someone feel less alone is a great thing to create. Music impacts everyone whether you listen everyday or once a year to a song. One of my classes at Belmont had us listen to podcasts as a project. One of the stories was about a woman who received music therapy in a hospital. The family wasn’t sure if it would help as she never listened to music during her life. The music therapist however, sang a song that she ended up knowing from her childhood and smiled when she heard the song before passing. You never know who needs to hear your song, and being a creative not only helps me but others just like me.
Let’s talk about resilience next – do you have a story you can share with us?
My struggle with anxiety is something I’ve had to learn to love about myself. I’ve let it get in my way by making me scared to chase my dreams. As I was working on what was next over these last two years, I really had to learn who I was and go back to why I started writing music in the first place. I always used it as a diary. It was nerve wracking to face it on my own, but writing about what I was feeling was therapeutic. It was a whole other thing to sing those songs out for the first time, however. I had so many people come up to me and feel like they were understood when they heard my songs about my stuggles, and that’s when I knew that I wasn’t alone and my music stood for something other than just myself.
- Website: https://www.alexallegramusic.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexallegramusic
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Alex-Allegra-Music-1658107044443743/?fref=ts
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZBaWBPb8hyS-NeiCh6LutQ
- Other: TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@alexallegramusic?lang=en Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/artist/1eJUCDD4EB3M0T2s5TPmyB?si=QTtaS-2bQPKCjJQP9gdcLw Apple Music:https://music.apple.com/us/artist/alex-allegra/1551452887
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