Canadian Singer and Songwriter Alyssa Messina fuels her burning passion for understanding the significance of lyrics, melody, and the emotional connection that music brings her.
Specializing in writing, singing, and producing powerful vibes that fall under the Electro-Pop, Chill-Pop music, she can connect with her audience with the presentation of her raw and angelic voice that stylishly brings the lyrics to life.
Alyssa Messina’s most recent single, “Heartbeat,” strikingly grasps listeners as the emerging artist adds this hit to her ever-growing music catalog.
The delicate and empowering methods that Alyssa Messina uses to captivate her listeners in “Heartbeat” has us collapsing into the warmth of her open arms. The vulnerability she showcases places her high on the totem pole as she willingly welcomes everyone into the hurt and agony in the emotion that her soul carries.
This effervescent piano forward composition creates impactful content through each wistful melody vocalized. The smooth essence that she conveys throughout her performance is viewed as a glimmering centerpiece resting upon the sophisticated control the instrumentation holds.
Tapping into some of her musical inspirations, it is easy to place Alyssa Messina’s style in a similar category that fuses between John Mayer and Adele. In the record “Heartbeat,” Alyssa Messina allows the soft-natured side of her to speak volumes as she tells a tale of longing and despair.
With her thoughts running a mile a minute, she tastefully releases her susceptibility to heartbreak, something that everybody can relate to. Breaking through to a higher level, Alyssa Messina captures our finer sentiments as we capture the brilliant glow in her storytelling abilities.
Congratulations on the release of “Heartbeat.” With the influence that went into this ballad, could you please tell us; what moments inspired a song of this caliber?
Thank you so much for providing me with this opportunity! It truly means a lot to me as an unsigned artist to know that you enjoy my music, especially my new single Heartbeat. Heartbeat actually originated from multiple influences; feelings in which I’ve had, as well as feelings of the imaginary. Sometimes things in life happen unexpectedly and things can take a different turn for the better. It is moments like these that we feel a change in our heart, even though others may or may not notice. Essentially, Heartbeat is a song about the realization of how one can open your eyes to so many more possibilities and for the first time in your life, you have truly found yourself because of it. I’ve experienced some of these feelings lately, and in turn had the courage to write them down. Sometimes you just have to follow your heart and realize what is actually good for you, even though you may be taking a risk by doing so.
You are inspired by the likes of Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera, Elton John, John Mayer, and Adele. With a full roster, how do you allow these artists to influence your musical creations?
Yes, I know… that’s quite the number to be inspired by! With that in mind, I’ve always enjoyed their music. It started with Celine Dion when I was 6 years old. I always wanted to sing like her, and I pretty much haven’t stopped singing since haha. I absolutely love the way Elton John composes his music, so it’s with his creativity that has kept me inspired. Growing up I really resonated with Christina Aguilera, John Mayer, and Adele’s music as I was always very intrigued by the stories that they brought to life through their creative writing processes. I mainly produce Electro-Pop/Pop-Chill music, and it is a combination of these artists that have influenced how I create and record my music.
Were there any major differences in the creative process for “Heartbeat,” versus other records that you have released?
The creative process for Heartbeat is definitely a different one from the other records that I’ve released. I began writing this song this past summer and spent about a week finalizing the lyrics. So since it was during the summer, I’d honestly just spend nights sitting outside in my backyard and it was quite peaceful. I have to say that the first line of my song is completely true. So for those of you wondering, I did write this song late at night and pretty much stayed up as late as I could. I felt more connected to the song and storyline of what I was trying to achieve and I was able to cancel everything else happening in my life, so that I could really listen to my thoughts and how I was feeling at the time.
You truly do it all. You produce, perform, and write! Was there ever a time that you didn’t have this much control over your music? Would you ever change the fact that you handle a large part of the creative portion?
I honestly love having full control over the creative portion of being an artist! Even though it is always extremely busy for me, it is also extremely rewarding to have the freedom to create what I want and when I want it. Being able to do all these things on my own, have also helped me to find my own identity as an artist. So overall, it has been such an awesome experience, and wouldn’t change it for the world. There was a point when I didn’t have this much control over my music, and I have to say that it was right before COVID hit. I’ve always been writing my own songs, and when we went into our first lockdown, all the studios were closed and I wasn’t able to record anything. It was very stressful for me because I felt like someone suddenly took away all the things I loved and never gave them back to me. So, it was because of COVID that I taught myself how to record and produce songs on my own. I have a pretty cool set up, and I record all my songs in my room. So the fact that I’ve come to this point definitely makes me very proud and has opened up so many other opportunities for me such as being able to collaborate and create music with artists from other countries.
What has been keeping you inspired in 2020?
This year has definitely been a crazy one for me, but what has been keeping me inspired is that I think for the first time in a long time, I was able to find myself again through my music. 2020 has really allowed me to slow down, and reflect on my goals and what I truly wanted in life. Creating and producing music truly makes me happy. So it’s with that, and being able to truly listen to my heart, that has kept me inspired. I guess you can say that the reconnection that I’ve had with music this year has truly made my Heartbeat again haha!