Thirsty Thursday Featuring Alexes Hardt
Thank you for chatting with us! You recently released your new single, "Joke," that you also co-wrote. Tell us about the writing process and where the idea came from: My producer, Gabriel Eli, and I started out with a beat. I wanted something dark and moody and he definitely delivered on that. As far as the lyrics, a lot of them were free-styled, while the others kind of came naturally once we found the melody.
If you could only perform one of your songs for someone who has never heard of you, what song would that be? Probably “Honest” or “Joke.” They both are great dance songs and really show off my unique sound.
What is one thing you can tell us that most people don’t know about you and might surprise us? I have a whole other side to me. My other passion is criminology. My other dream career was to be an FBI agent or just work in that field in some way. I think about it all the time. It’s definitely what I would do if music didn’t work out.
When/where do you do your best writing? Definitely in my room late at night with some moody lighting. I love cuddling up in bed, plugging my mic in and just free-styling to beats until something happens. I like it to be organic, whatever I am feeling in the moment. I usually get a melody first and then add lyrics to it.
What was the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given about pursuing a career in music? To enjoy the “firsts.” To not get ahead of yourself and enjoy the beginning.
What is your favorite wine? Anything white.
What is your favorite breakfast? Love a traditional breakfast: scrambled eggs, bacon, biscuits and honey, maybe some grits or a sausage patty. Amazing.
What’s your favorite food on the road? Chick fil a, Chipotle, or McDonalds.
What is your favorite childhood cereal? Lucky Charms or Peanut Butter Captain Crunch
Finally, if you could be sponsored by one food/drink brand who would it be and why? Probably Vitamin Water. I drink it all the time. The flavors are so good.
Nashville hasn’t heard an artist quite like Alexes Hardt. The twenty-six year old Florida native has written bits and pieces of lyrics ever since she was a child. Drawing influences from the direction of modern hits, her production favors the trap drums that have populated rap music but the electronic sounds that have given posters edge to their latest works. Alexes balances these elements with lighter undertones to create atmospheric indie pop that feels like Banks or Fletcher, but with a bite to it like a Travis Scott record. With this unique take on the production, this allows Alexes to flourish with her vocals; a smooth mezzo-soprano ranges that finds the sweet spot to carry the higher and lower notes in her records. Now based in the epicenter of country music, she offers the south a genre of music often replicated but hardly perfected in the best possible way with authentic storytelling that makes you want to get up and dance one second before wanting to key your ex’s car the next. Alexes Hardt is ready to show the world what she has been holding back for oh so long!