Alexandra recently chatted with Digital Spy about everything from her recent work with Nike+ Kinect, the current process of recording her third studio album, and even opens up about talk of judging The X Factor.
Here’s an excerpt from the full interview below.
Hello Alexandra, we’ve just been exercising with you using Nike+ Kinect and now we’re exhausted, so thanks for that.
“Me too! I’ve only just started doing this. Now I need to get my brother do it with me – he’s a proper sport freak, so I know he’ll love it.”
We’re assuming you got involved with it as a way of keeping fit?
“The thing is, I’m genuinely never motivated to go to the gym, but this means I can do it in my living room and keep my onesie on. Obviously, I need to keep my fitness levels up when I’m on tour or playing shows, and there’s only so much breathing exercises can do!”
You’ve also mentioned that you’re in the studio quite a lot.
“Literally, studio. It’s where you’ll find me round the clock at the moment! I’m actually going there after this interview. I’m recording in America next week and I’ve built a studio in my home as well. At the moment, I don’t think I’ve ever been so focused. I’m really focusing on this third album, but I’m looking at getting into acting as well and starting a fitness clothing line.”
How far along is the album?
“I can’t say when it’ll be finished because I honestly have no idea. I’ve always said I’m never going to rush into something – it’s about the quality that goes into it. I’m really happy that RCA have let me concentrate on it and spend time writing it rather than rushing another album six months after my last one. There’s a big focus on live instruments this time – I’m starting to learn to play the keys.”
If a spot opens on this year’s X Factor judging panel, would you be up for it?
“Can I just say, Louis ain’t going anywhere! I really would consider it. Once was definitely not enough, it gave me a taste for it. If the opportunity came about I would love it – to go out there and find the next music star would be a fantastic experience. If Simon asked I would definitely consider it – it would be an honor.”
Alexandra spoke to TV3 about the current recording process for her third studio album, and let us all in on how hard she’s been at work, even recording up to two songs every night.
She said: ”I’ve actually built a studio in my house, downstairs, I’m literally in it every day, recording, l’m flying to the states a lot, I’ve been in Los Angeles and New York a lot, and if the producers cant’ fly to me I fly to them.
”I have recorded maybe 15 songs, I usually do 60 to 70 songs for an album and whittle it down. It stretches me, I’ve been doing two songs a night.”
Alexandra, 24, has also been writing plenty of the material she is recoding, but her focus remains singing.
She added: ”I co-write a lot. For me, a song is a song, I mean, [singer] Daniel Bedingfield wrote his biggest hit in his bedroom. It could come from anywhere, as long as the lyric is great, the melody is great and it’s a great song. I just want people to hear my voice. I don’t want that to sound cliché, but as an artist you want people to hear what you do best.”
She’s also been getting advice from her famous neighbour, One Direction star Niall Horan.
Alex added: ”We’re always chilling out together, we were in the studio – not working together, but just chilling, listening to music – but he’s one of my really good friends and he’s a great boy.”
Alexandra has released her very special Christmas gift to her fans. The new EP Christmas Gift is now available for stream & download and it features an original song titled “Christmas Time” and AB’s rendition of the Christmas classic “Silent Night”.
The EP exudes such beautiful vocals and a warm, holiday vibe that I’m positive you all will absolutely LOVE! Click below to download the EP. Be sure to tweet Alex @alexandramusic and thank her for this wonderful Holiday gift!
Beasties! Are you ready for Alexandra’s very first Christmas EP? Tomorrow (December 23rd) is the big day we’ve been waiting for! AB will be releasing “Christmas Gift” for download as a special gift to all of the fans all over the globe. The EP features the new song “Christmas Time” and the classic “Silent Night”, which we know is going to be phenomenal!
Check out the official artwork above to tie you over until tomorrow! x
Check out this brand new exclusive from Alexandra posted to her official Vevo page speaking about every track on her new album “Heartbreak On Hold” (out June 4th). See what she thinks about all of the songs & more.
Beasties, Alexandra’s brand new single “Let It Go” is now available for purchase! Please support Alexandra and pick up the single on iTunes, Play, and Amazon. Here is a special message from Alex letting you all know about the new single. Enjoy & Support!
Alexandra appeared live on BBC’s “The One Show” yesterday, where she talked about the label switch from SYCO to RCA, and about recording the new album and being executive producer. She also spoke about her feelings on talent shows like “The Voice”, “X Factor” and “BGT”. Enjoy! Thanks to PBAXMC2 for uploading.