Influenced by the major R&B and soul artists such as Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and Aretha Franklin, Alex got her start in music by singing as much as humanly possible, starting at a very young age. Her music style has evolved considerably since then – she writes the lyrics and arranges the vocals to all of her own songs.
Her first official album, comprised of songs she wrote for her past two mixtapes, has been several years in the making and is arguably her most cohesive work. “I wrote the majority of the songs on this album about one particular ongoing situation I was involved in for a long time. It created and continues to create a great deal of drama in my life; needless to say, it’s a good source of inspiration.”
Alex spent most of her life in northern California before moving to Seattle for undergraduate studies. She graduated from the University of Washington in June 2007 with a major in European Studies and a minor in Russian, having written her senior thesis on the influence of American R&B music on its Russian counterpart; she also spent some time living in Russia. She has always been drawn to music and singing, particularly in the R&B and hip-hop genres, due in large part to the early influence of Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston.
Alex has been singing since the age of four, and began writing song lyrics at eight. She has produced four albums in her home studio, and is currently in the process of writing and recording her first official, professionally produced studio album. She has also been designing websites since the age of twelve, including this one, and also designs her own cover art. She is currently residing in San Francisco, and works as a UI designer while pursuing her MFA in web design & new media.