By: Jordyn Meade-Baxter
Alexa Ferr is a young R&B/Rugged Pop from Toronto. At the age of 18 she has accomplished many things as a newly recorded and released EP called “Lipstick on the Glass” and a music video for her single “Lipstick on the Glass / Rum Cake”. Her EP was released on September 4, 2013.
How has the response been since the release of your EP?
AF: The response has been amazing so far! The fans love the songs, and I love being able to share my experiences through my songs with my fans!
What’s it like being in the business at 18? Do you think that there are more struggles when you’re younger?
AF: I’ve been doing this professionally since the age of 13 when I started traveling to LA a lot to work on my music, but I’m still getting used to the whole industry thing. I’ve been lucky to have supportive parents and my mom always travels with me so I’ve always had someone to keep me focused, but I do think that it would be a lot more difficult if I didn’t have that support.
What advice can you give younger people who want to be in the music business?
AF: If this is something you truly want to do with your life, and you’re strongly passionate about it, then work hard, continue to push yourself to reach your goals and don’t listen to anyone who’s trying to bring you down.
How has your background at the St. Elizabeth CHS for the Performing Arts helped or shaped the way you do your music?
AF: My background at the St. Elizabeth CHS for the Performing Arts has definitely helped with my techniques, and overall stage presense because we performed quite a bit throughout the 4 years I was there and since graduating last year, I’ve come to realize that it was truly an amazing and helpful experience to be a part of that program.
What are some of your Canadian music influences?
AF: Some of my Canadian music influences include Nelly Furtado, Keisha Chante, Justin Bieber, Danny Fernandes, etc.
So as always, the Canadian Beats team likes to ask some fun questions in our interviews.
If you could pick one of your songs to sing every day for the rest of your life, which would it be and why?
AF: If I could pick one of my songs to sing every day for the rest of my life, it would definitely have to be, one of my favorite songs off of my new mixtape, which the song is called Far Away.
Which song do you think most represents you as a person?
AF: The song that most represents me as a person would have to be Can’t Get Enough. The reason for that is because I’m definitely a hopeless romantic and when I’m really into someone or something in general for that matter, I just can’t get enough. I’ll want to be with the person all the time, express my love and appreciation for them, as well as with singing, I just can’t get enough of music.
If you could do a cross Canada tour with 3 other artists/bands who would they be?
AF: I would definitely tour with Rihanna, Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake.
Is there any artist you hope to do a collaboration with someday?
AF: Rihanna, Drake or Justin Timberlake.
Is there anything you’d like to say to you fans?
AF: I just want to thank each and every one of you for supporting me throughout my journey and I’m so grateful for their love and support! It keeps me motivated, and I just want to continue to share my music with them and hopefully inspire some fans along the way!
I’m an aspiring entertainment journalist from Fredericton, New Brunswick, and a 2017 graduate from St. Thomas University with majors in Journalism and Psychology.
Aside from psychology, my passion has always been for music and storytelling. It is my dream to be in the industry, and music journalism seems to be the perfect fit. Along with a bit of photography dabbling, I think I’m pretty well on on my way.
When I’m not working, I’m listening to music, finding new artists to love, playing Dungeons and Dragons, or playing with my cats.