SPOTLIGHT FEATURE: CHASING LEX AURA (SEPT. 2022)
My name is Lex Aura. I’m an artist/producer, I’m 24 years old and I’m from Sacramento California.
- How old were you when you started and where did you start?
When I was 7 my mom put me into guitar lessons, at the time I didn’t appreciate it I think I was too young. I went to my lessons every week for a couple years but I eventually got away from it and took more of an interest in sports. At around the age of 12 I had access to a recording studio and that’s where I started learning how to produce and engineer on Pro Tools.
- Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
In 5 years I’ll be 29 and I see myself about to enter the prime of my music career. I see myself as one of the biggest musicians in the world.
Lex Aura's Latest Single: Black Friday
- If you could give advice to your younger self, what would it be?
Stay consistent and don’t take anything personal. Always finish what you started and detach yourself from the outcome.
- If you had a collaboration with a specific artist, who would it be and why?
I’d pick a few producers to collaborate with over any artist. They’d be Frank Dukes, Allen Ritter, and Illangelo. I’m super into production. I think it’s the most important part of a song. I produce all my own music and I draw a lot of inspiration from these guys.
- For people just getting started with music, what would you advise them to do first?
I’d advise them to just start putting stuff out and staying consistent, even if the music isn't perfect. Allow yourself to grow with your fans, don’t be discouraged just make what you want to hear and get it out to the world.
- Please explain your creative process.
I start every song inside of FL studio. I usually play chords and counter melodies with basic sounds like pianos and flutes then manipulate and change the sounds once I have the base arrangement laid out. I then take the beat and drop it in Pro Tools and freestyle mumble vocal melodies over it.
Sometimes lyrics will flow naturally and come to me fast but most times I have to sit on the melody for a couple weeks and even bounce it out and listen to it in my car to come up with lyrics. I also usually have to listen to it over and over hundreds of times just to dial in exactly what I want to say.
I’m big on lyrics being meaningful but still having swag and not being corny. All of this usually happens during the hours of 11PM - 5AM. For some reason I have trouble making music during the day, I feel like my creativity flows much better at night. I also prefer to work alone.
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