Alexa Dark, an alternative rock singer, songwriter and guitarist raised between Spain, London, and Germany now based in New York City has released her newest single “Nothing More". Conceived in heartbreak, in transit and from boundless nostalgia, her music intertwines cultural and personal narratives from her life. Influenced by Spanish songwriters whom she grew up listening to in her childhood kitchen such as "Patti Smith", "Debbie Harry" and "Kim Gordon" she creates her own story with a beautiful alternative voice. The song “Nothing More” expresses the drawback she feels between love and heartbreak. Wanting to give her all but not wanting to exactly call it an emotion that can potentially leave the artist wounded. Her music are meant for those of complexed emotions that needs a story and experience that’s relatable for them. Beautiful sound, and beautiful guitarist, Alexa Dark is definitely a force to be reckoned with!
Our exclusive #BuzzMusic interview with Alexa Dark.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers? Can you give us a brief history of your musical career?
Hey! I’m Alexa Dark, and I’m a songwriter and guitarist raised between Spain, London and Germany, now based in New York City and London. I began writing and playing guitar at an early age, drawing inspiration from my experiences of different places I traveled to, the Spanish singer songwriters played in my childhood kitchen, and female rock legends such as Patti Smith, Debbie Harry, and Kim Gordon. While living in London during my early teenage years, I began cultivate my sound on stages in various London venues with the friends that formed my band. I ended up working alongside producer Angelo “Doc” Velasquez (The Weeknd’s Trilogy, The Fray, Christina Perri) to produce my first EP, Empty Drinks/Empty Hearts in New York City, released last year. I now live in New York City, and I'm currently performing at venues in and around the city as well as recording some new music.
How did you come up with your name? Is there a meaning behind it?
It’s actually my real name!
Do you write your own music? Can you tell us a bit about your writing style?
I write all my own music. I usually have an idea or a fragment of an idea in my head, and then elaborate on it with my guitar to create the melodies and lyrics. Then, I’ll get to work with my band members to develop the different instrumental components that’ll go into the final product.
We’re really into your new song! Can you tell us a bit about it? Where did the inspiration behind the song come from?
Thanks! “Nothing More” is a single off my latest EP Empty Drinks/Empty Hearts. It’s one of my favorite songs off the EP. It’s sort of an anti-love song, about loving but in an nontraditional sense. It inspired by a culmination of various experiences and people I knew in different places and times of my life.
What’s next for you?
I’m working on a new music video, recording some new songs that will be released soon, and playing some upcoming live shows in New York City!
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