LOMM: Can you give a little biographical and historical info; who is involved in the band, and how did you guys meet up?
Lexi Layne: My name is Lexi Layne, first off thank you so much for having me. I was always into music, I started off performing in musical theatre at the young age of 6. I slowly transitioned into writing my own music found my genre in rock/metal. Moving to LA 3 years ago I met my musical soulmate (I call him) Clint Fowler. Together we have created some wicked music that I can’t wait to share with everyone.
LOMM: Pandemic has taken an emotional toll on everyone yet the arts have been hit especially hard. The musicians are vulnerable to financial upheaval. How have you guys have been holding up?
Lexi Layne: I’ve always said everything happens for a reason and we’ve been making the best of it. Of course we’ve had our ups and downs, our good days and bad days but this has been such an amazing time to let our creativity flow so that has been really special.
LOMM: On the other hand you seem to have had a productive time. Is that right?
Lexi Layne: Oh yes! As I mentioned above, this has been a really great time for Myself and Clint to brain storm and put all of our ideas together and make something amazing!
LOMM: Modern sounds are my thing J How about you? What does your genre mean to you, why did you choose this genre?
Lexi Layne: Sometimes I hate the word “genre” because I feel my music is more about how I feel in the moment. Yes rock/metal is where I stand most of the time but some of my other songs have a little industrial, middle eastern, and heavy metal sound to them. We wanted to pull different sounds and elements into the rock/metal feel to give it a more unique vibe.
LOMM: How did the initial musical and thematic elements evolve?
Lexi Layne: I was actually working a day job as a receptionist and I had a lot of spare time. I started writing “Sinner and Saint” and it poured out of me lyrically. I said to myself, “This is what you’re going to do: A whole EP about duality, good and evil and the struggle within yourself, as well as how one deals with heartbreak etc”. I brought the idea to Clint right away and we began working on it immediately and the rest was history!
LOMM: Are you happy with your product? I mean, what aspects of it do you think you guys nailed, and what parts do you think you could improve
Lexi Layne: In all honesty, I am beyond happy with how the song “Sinner and Saint” let alone the entire EP has turned out. It has taken over a year to complete the single to it’s fullest potential. The way Clint and David Furrevig (who was another producer on the track) completed the song blew my mind. I am proud to call this song mine.
LOMM: How has the overall reception been?
Lexi Layne: I officially drop the single on 11/27/2020 I am hoping for great feedback!
LOMM: Have you ever been on a tour? Given live performances? Is it tough for you not to be able to do so now?
Lexi Layne: As I mentioned earlier I did musical theatre for many years. Performing live and being on stage is my home. It’s where I feel most comfortable and most like my true self. The band itself has not been on tour yet due to COVID-19 etc. We are looking forward to getting on a tour soon as we can though!
LOMM: What do you see for your future? How is it looking?
Lexi Layne: I want to say very bright haha! This is what I’ve always wanted. To be in the alternative music scene and share my story with people who can relate.
LOMM: Could you tell us about the lyrics / themes /concepts you focus on or plan to focus on? How did the ideas come about, and how do they influence the writing process? Who is writing the lyrics?
Lexi Layne: Usually how the writing process works is I will have an idea, write lyrics and hear a melody in my head etc, head over to the studio and explain everything to Clint. It’s almost like he goes inside my brain and pulls out exactly what I’m hearing and starts composing. My lyrics are dark. They are not light and fluffy by any means. All of the songs stem for personal experiences within myself or with men I have dated etc. I really think my fans will relate.
LOMM: Which is more exciting? Being on the road or studio?
Lexi Layne: I haven’t been on the road…YET ha, but I’m sure that will be a great feeling. I love being in the studio, it’s where the magic happens and the music is brought to life.
LOMM: Who is composing the songs?
Lexi Layne: Clint Fowler and David Furrevig. I would be lost without both of them. They are both multi talented, insanely easy to work with and understand the direction I want to head in.
LOMM: What bands do you draw your inspiration from?
Lexi Layne: Within Temptation, In This Moment, Flyleaf, Marilyn Manson, Evanescence, Pvris, Halestorm, Jinjer.
LOMM: What’s more important to you? Catering to the audience or music for its own sake?
Lexi Layne: I make music as a therapeutic outlet as well as for my fans to relate to. It’s pure medicine and I wouldn’t have this motivation and drive if it wasn’t for them. I’m hoping to really connect with my fans through my new music and let them know that I can be that outlet for them.
LOMM: When you look back your music career, what do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?
Lexi Layne: I feel I haven’t hit it yet to be honest.
Just moving to Los Angeles, meeting Clint and making music with him has been the biggest accomplishment for me. Finding someone who understands what I am trying to express is amazing and hard to find. I’m so grateful for that accomplishment
LOMM: Anything else you think your fans should know?
Lexi Layne: I can’t wait for you all to hear my next single “Sinner and Saint” dropping on all musical platforms 11/27/2020 and be sure to look out for the full EP dropping in 2021🖤