Indie-pop singer and songwriter, Alex Adea hails from Brussels, Belgium, currently studying music in Liverpool, UK.
When her audience tunes into her music, they’ll find that her songs have a sweet, soft, and dreamy sound with a touch of nostalgia and sentimentality. Influenced by artists such as Taylor Swift, Lorde, and MUNA, she is inspired by honest, personal, and internal emotions, dreams, and feelings.
Known to illustrate vivacious atmospheres that run rampant in your mind, “Blooming Season,” is the latest release to come from the emerging artist herself. Her angelic vocals chime into the soundscape with dazzling harmonies that are rich in texture as the ambient croons grasp your attention. The manner in which she performs from such an intimate place of heartfelt tendencies can’t be denied.
You’re immediately pulled into Alex Adea’s flourishing web of delicate hues that are cemented in the bolstered confidence she stirs up within the mesmerizing dreamscape of instrumentation that trickles into the speakers. Much like the song title suggests, the narrative of personal growth and evolution takes the foreground as she intricately crafts lyrical motifs that shape themes of moving on from the past and adapting to the now that young adults embrace.
We’re awestruck by the emotion that she authentically displays while speaking from a place of personal experience. With subject matter that many can relate to, Alex Adea has a knack for making it seem like her Pop ballads are personally addressed to yourself, as you remain fully absorbed in the sound waves that connect you both. Giving us the soothing rush of realness that we need, Alex Adea has us wanting more with “Blooming Season.”
Congratulations on the release of your latest single “Blooming Season.” With such a familiar soundscape that you offer up to listeners, what inspired you to take this route when addressing the themes that we hear?
Thank you! I generally draw a lot of inspiration from dreams and daydreams, and I think that that is reflected in the sounds I choose for my songs. The soft-synth sound and vibe are definitely a favorite of mine, and I think it’s also about finding sounds that work with one’s voice and lyrics. Generally, though, I would say the most important thing is to go with your gut feeling and choose what feels right, whether it’s something you’ve done before or you’re experimenting.
Could you please share a glimpse into what the creative process looked like when bringing your vision of “Blooming Season” to life?
Similar to my other songs, I collect and write down all the images, scenes, and emotions that come to my mind when thinking about this feeling I’m writing about. What do I hear, see, feel. I believe that thinking this way helps me come up with interesting visuals that the listener can picture. These images then influence the instruments I choose. Especially when I’m in the early creative process I try not to edit or delete too many ideas I come up with, even if I never end up using them or am not immediately convinced. Honesty is also important.
When your audience reflects on the profound lyrics that accompany the instrumentation, what are you hoping that they take away from the message you put forth?
The general message in ‚Blooming Season‘ is that a negative experience can be the reason and foundation for growth, insight, and evolution. It’s also about coming out of your shell, and confirmation and affirmation to yourself that you’ve outgrown an experience and can let go and move on. I think the line „Cloudy skies and April showers, the blooming season for shy wallflowers“ expresses this perfectly. I hope that that will give some people comfort and inspire them to reflect on themselves and past experiences.
From your first release to this very moment, how have you found yourself evolving as an artist?
Since my first release, I think that I’ve evolved so much as a human and as an artist that I honestly don’t know if I can clearly separate those two processes. I’m much more self-aware of my lyrics, the way I present myself, the role of a song in my discography, etc. I like to think that I’m also more experimental and open to branch out a little bit, but at the same time I’m narrowing down on the sound I want to embody. I’m really enjoying this period of growth and even though these last couple of months have been tough I think every new experience helps you evolve.
What's next for you?
I’m working on a ton of new music, and I’m really excited about releasing more music in the future. I would love to release a full EP, and I’m also working on some acoustic versions of some of my older songs. I’ll also be posting lots of covers and content on my social media and any updates will be announced there. instagram.com/_alexadea_