Hailing from Frankfurt am Main, Lexy LaVey is a self-taught Indie artist that marches to the beat of her own drum.
Lexy LaVey thrives to bring all elements of her multi-genre taste together to give them a modern twist as she bends and fuses numerous styles that celebrate contradictions.
Her third-ever single, "RSDNT EVIL," came out in the Fall of 2020 and has been garnering major attention for the unique creation for a panache that she deems, Shock Pop. She takes everything that she is not and becomes them through the musical creations that she carefully crafts.
A fusion of ominous transmission revs up the engine that is, “RSDNT EVIL.” Lexy LaVey delves into a sultry ambiance filled with haunting components that send chills down your spine. The enticing instrumentation throbs through your headphones as you become fixated upon the heavy basslines and booming drum hits that speak for themselves.
Lexy LaVey writes all of the mesmerizing lyrics we hear and uses inspiration from her personal life experiences and what she observes with a grand pinch of irony. As she takes her evocative expressions to another dimension, we fall deep into the spell that she casts upon us. The vocalization of the vivid words she sings, illustrate their own brilliant masterpiece upon a sonic canvas.
Showcasing the great complexities of her imaginative flexibility, Lexy LaVey’s creations simmer on your mind as you absorb the obscure soundscape painted. As “RSDNT EVIL,” carves out its own lane, we feel the victorious emotion of Lexy LaVey telling her truth through her abstract spin.
As she is one to stand out from the crowd, this is the type of content that we love to see from this emerging artist as she continues to cement her place in a genre of her own.
Hello Lexy, welcome to BuzzMusic, and congratulations on the release of “RSDNT EVIL.” We appreciate your powerful approach to the melodies that you craft! What moment inspired the creation of “RSDNT EVIL?"
First off, thank you so much for the warm welcome and the kind words on RSDNT EVIL!
Well, I wrote the lyrics for RSDNT EVIL a long time ago. I was just really frustrated and heartbroken, that the person I was with at the time, played down their potential as a person and played dumb, pretty much. Since then, I had the reassuring realization with other people as well, that they all had amazing, interesting, and fascinating sides to them but hid them on purpose because they were scared of being “uncool” or not “manly” enough or whatever. It killed me, that they showed me their impressive souls once every blue moon but then went straight back to f*ckboy behavior. For some reason, they thought that was more desirable than their true self, but it clearly was not. RSDNT EVIL wraps that together and puts a creepy bow on it.
Some of your biggest childhood and teenage inspirations are, in your words, “the biggest contradiction in the music business.” With names likes Marilyn Manson, Britney Spears, Slipknot, etc., how do you allow these inspirations to speak into your creations?
For the most part, I weave the darker musical influences in visually through my aesthetics in my music videos, personal style, cover artwork, etc. I also like to include that mystic, creepy vibe into my music and metaphors within lyrics. I mix those things with my pretty blunt writing style, which is mostly seen in the pop genre, and my voice that sounds pretty pop, too. And visually as well! I like to mix the “Britney aesthetic” and “Manson aesthetic” about 50/50, depending on the particular song, and quite frankly, my mood. Sometimes I feel the 2001 vibe more, sometimes the gothy vibe.
What goes into the creative process that allows you to make these captivating melodies?
A lot of alone time, honestly. Melodies come to me easiest when I turn off my thoughts as much as possible and dive into the feeling of the lyrics I’ve written. And a great baseline sparks a lot of my inspiration as well. But mostly it’s seizing a creative moment when it comes. Sometimes I have three good ideas in one session and then there’s nothing happening for four weeks. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, then it’s that I can’t force my creativity or productiveness.
In terms of themes and messages, what would you like your listeners to take away from your music?
To allow their shadow side to be there and to be valid. Whatever that might mean to each individual. To me, it seems like, that most people suppress a certain side of them or even shame them. But there’s no light without dark and it’s equally important and necessary. It’s nothing to be scared or ashamed of. In the end, I think my message comes down to embracing yourself fully and unapologetically.
What goals do you have with your music going into the new year?
To do a feature with someone! I’d really love to do that! And definitely to release a lot more music than I did in 2020. But since I write everything myself and even started to mix and produce everything myself, it’s hard to deliver in a frequent manner. Especially because I’m not musically trained at all. But I’m producing my first beat as we speak and it’s going unexpectedly well, so who knows? Maybe things will go more smoothly with a little more experience.