After the release of her debut single, I thought it would be a good opportunity to catch up with REX about all things music.
Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from and where did music start for you?
I am an alternative pop / rock artist from Hampshire. Writing and making music is fuel for my soul, I can’t remember a time where songwriting hasn’t been a part of everyday life for me. Music started at the age of 12, my mum plays piano so there was always a piano in the house. I used to come home from school and learn all my favorite pop songs on the piano and accompany myself…not very well. I had a music teacher who encouraged us to create music all the time in class, anything and everything we wanted. This encouraged me at home to start writing my own music on the piano. From here my confidence grew and I have been performing and writing ever since.
You recently released your latest single, Bad Influence. What does this single mean to you?
This single is about enjoying life, not getting too caught up in a relationship with someone. I think it’s easy to have a connection with someone and immediately start thinking what if… but why not just chill, have a good time and enjoy the moment.
Who produced this? Have you worked with them before?
I work with a producer called Oberon, we are a writing and production team. We are working together on all the music that is coming in the future, he fully understands my vision for the music which helps to make a great team.
Did you have any other help in the writing and recording process?
No other help, just me and Oberon! Too many cooks..
You seem to sing towards a person in this latest single. Is this an actual person or more of an idea of one?
It was towards a specific person yeah.. we won’t name names haha!
Before the world went mad, did you play many live shows? Are there any plans to play any again?
The band and I have been playing shows for years, performing live is my favorite thing to do! A few weeks before lock down we had a couple of gigs lined up, such a shame we didn’t get to play them but when we can we will be back with a BANG!
What would you say is the biggest hurdle to overcome when making music, and what advice would you give to people trying to make their own stuff?
I think the most difficult part is making sure you are present when making music. Making sure that you are not in your own head second guessing what you are making, staying true to yourself as an artist and not letting the world dictate the music you make. My advice would be don’t worry about the numbers, streams or current trends. Be who you are and let that show in your music.
What lies next for Rex?
LOTS haha, we have music lined up to be released this year and next year! The dream is a tour, hopefully we can in 2021 if Corona bores off!!
Anything you would like to tell us?
I’m so excited about all the music that is coming, this is just the start of the journey! I can’t wait for more people to hear the music and become a part of this unique experience 🙂
Well you’ve read the interview, so why not go check out the music? This is one to look out for over the next year, and another I cannot wait to see live ASAP. I’d like to thank Rex for taking the time to answer my questions and wish her all the best for the future.