bexx | 5 Minutes With

With her quirky and upbeat sound, alt pop artist Bexx has been using her music to explore themes that are both personal and relatable to her listeners. Her playful approach to music is reflected in her latest single, “Stupid” as she delivers a refreshing blend of honesty and humour. The new track is a perfect example of her ability to capture raw emotions in her music. The song tells the story of missing someone who doesn’t feel the same way, and the frustration that comes with it. It’s a song that many of us can identify with, and through its infectious energy, it’s a testament to Bexx’s talent as a songwriter and musician. 

Noctis Magazine spoke with the artist, as we got to know Bexx and learn more about her influences, her creative process, and what she hopes to achieve with her music. We also delved into the themes and messages behind her latest single and what fans can expect from her in the future. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the world of Bexx.

Hey bexx, firstly I would like to start off by congratulating you on “Stupid”! Your first release of 2023 and also the first single off of your upcoming EP. Tell us about the thought process behind having this track mark the beginning of this new chapter.

I don’t have thoughts, I’m stupid! I just chose to lead with Stupid because it’s super catchy, and I’d love for that to define this era. It’s honest, it’s heartfelt, and it’s also funny – just like everything else you can expect from me this year.

Speaking of the new EP, can you give us any insight into what we can expect? 

Joking about dying alone, but with synths!

How important is it for you to speak honestly and openly within your lyrics and do you find it helps as a form of therapy when navigating certain things in your own life?

It’s important and it’s not important at all. The main thing is writing songs that resonate, whether that’s from personal experience or not. But I do tend to find that my songwriting flows better when I’m being vulnerable.

“Stupid” is totally relatable as we see you admit to your own downfalls when it comes to dating. When speaking so candidly about your love life, do your past dates ever find out that they’re the subject of your music? If so, how do you deal with that?

I’ve not really had to deal with that so far, but honestly it sounds like a them problem. It’s not as if I’m dragging anyone by name, so cope!

I did send one of the EP tracks to the person it’s about last week, as we’re still really good friends even though we were more than friends for a while. They were terrified when I told them “this song is about you”, but actually they quite liked it!

You’ve noted Fickle Friends and Carly Rae Jepsen as inspirations for your music. Do you remember what artist or band it was that first sparked your desire to get into the music industry? 

When I was a teenager and my voice was developing, I completely based my singing style on Hayley Williams and Kelly Clarkson. I auditioned for my school choir with “Behind These Hazel Eyes”, and the first song I performed with my secondary school band was “Decode” by Paramore. I think you can still hear a lot of the vocal inflections I adopted from Hayley in my voice now.

You’ve built a decent following on TikTok, with one of your videos going viral. Do you have a preferred platform for connecting with fans and what has been a favourite interaction with any followers?

I love my Discord server – recently we’ve been building a playlist of songs we think would have done great in Eurovision. I’m a musician, not an influencer, and I prefer having these one-on-one conversations with people.

If you could have a dinner party with 3 musicians dead or alive, who would they be and why?

Honestly, I’m not sure I want to meet all my idols in one go, with the added pressure of cooking for them. I’d split a bottle of wine with Lady Gaga though.

What’s on the bucket list for bexx for the next 5 years?

I don’t have a five-year plan, I’ve never had a five-year plan, if I wanted a five-year plan, yes I probably could go out and get one because I am what? Sickening! [THROWS DRINK]

No but I would quite like to go on tour.

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Photographer: Elena Torrano

Words: Alexander Williams