Welcome to BuzzMusic Bryant Lamar and Alexandra DeMattia! how has it been performing around the coast of California? has the energy been inspiring for you as an artist?
Alexandra: Thank you for having us! Performing is such a surreal feeling. There’s honestly nothing like it. It’s the biggest rush ever. It’s been so inspiring seeing people who know my music as well as those who don’t vibing to the songs. I feed off their energy. They make me even more hyped.
Bryant: It has been awesome. I just did an event out in Oakland and the love and support was absolutely amazing. It feels good to be noticed and each show just confirms that I’m doing exactly I am meant to do.
With your multi-faceted background in various instruments and musicality, how does this benefit your artistry today?
Bryant: Being a music producer/engineer first has been a big advantage. Having spent years recording other artists and bands definitely allows me to diversify my sound, both in the studio and lends a hand to perform in different music venues.
Where do you find most of your influence on your music Bryant Lamar and Alexandra DeMattia?
Bryant: I see music as a movie, it’s honestly less about the music and more about the feeling.
Alexandra: Things I am experiencing or have experienced in my own life. I love writing about life.
What could be the most challenging aspect of writing a song and why?
Bryant: Making sure the theme is consistent. Often times, especially in today’s music the first and second verse will be completely unrelated, which is ok sometimes but personally, I like to keep continuity at the forefront of my mind.
Alexandra: I think for me, the most challenging aspect is trying to make each song better than the previous one. As I am new to songwriting, I think I put pressure on myself to make it better every time.
Are there any environmental settings that help you write the perfect song?
Alexandra: Oddly enough I always get my best ideas while driving. So I pull over and write my thoughts down. If not driving, also love writing with the lights off and candles lit.
Bryant: The shower is my bread and butter. Like Alexandra, I also get songs while driving, but the shower is my time to sound as dumb as I want and no one say anything.
What's next for you Bryant Lamar and Alexandra DeMattia?
Alexandra: I have an EP coming this fall, a merch line, more shows and maybe even another song w/Bryant!
Bryant: Features, features, features. Looking to feature on as many songs as possible, while simultaneously getting a better handle on marketing. And yes, I absolutely agree that another hit from Alexandra and I would be great.