Alex Maes mission is to spread positivity through her music and to empower people to create social change. Alex's songs have intricate melodies and strong rhythms, creating grooves that are catchy, creative and exhilarating. Alex's dynamic and powerful vocal resonance drives her single “Red Dress” . “Red Dress” has this bluesy and tenacious soul to the Broadway sounding tune alongside intricate melodies and precise keys. The instrumental has upbeat energy and a fast-paced tempo to keep you entertained and attentive. There’s specific moments in the song where Alex takes her voice into different registers including falsetto and contextual high notes, delivered with power and executed perfectly! Alex Maes is an authentic artist by nature with a natural tone that can afloat well on top of blues music or really any type of genre she chooses to tackle! What I interpreted from this single is that Alex Maes is talking about a woman who is extravagant, powerful and confident. In a more metaphorical sense, stands out apart from the crowd, drawing attention towards her and serving as a magnetic force. We can't wait to hear what's next from Alex - be sure to check out Alex's brand new music video for "Red Dress" below!
Listen to "Red Dress" from Alex Maes here.
Hi Alex! Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hello readers! My name is Alex and I am a musician from a small town in Colorado, but currently, I am studying music at Berklee College of Music in Boston. My passion is to write songs and perform around the world because I love the energy of a live crowd and sharing my stories with others.
When did you begin singing and how has it impacted your life?
I began taking piano lessons when I was five, and soon after that, I started vocal training and performing. In middle school a couple girl friends and I started a pop/rock band and traveled around Colorado, which allowed me to begin performing in front of large crowds. Music has given me a sense of purpose in this world and has allowed me to connect with people on a deeper level through performing. I speak my truth when I’m singing.
How would you describe your style and genre of music?
My style and genre is all over the place if I’m being honest. Most of it is pop/rock but there are elements of jazz, funk, and soul in my music as well. I’m still exploring what kind of sound I want my music to be.
What’s your personal interpretation of your single “Red Dress”?
Red Dress is a female empowerment song, channeling elements from the Women March and Time’s Up Movement. I was inspired by Dolly Parton’s “5 to 9” song about a woman that works her butt off every day to provide for herself and her future, and that’s when I came up with some of the essential lyrics of the song. Red Dress is groovy and fun to listen to, but it’s also empowering and fierce.
Can you tell us a bit about the creation process of "Red Dress"?
Red Dress has been a breakthrough song for me because it helped identify what kind of artist I wanted to be. I began writing the lyrics to this song by visualizing the type of woman I want to be: Confident, sexy, empowering, and fierce. The music of this song came together after a long time in the practice room laying down chords and singing different riffs, and once I played this with my band, I finally heard the potential of this song and what it could become.
What can people expect from you in 2019?
In 2019 people can expect more music and more performing. Red Dress is only the beginning.
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