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Meet Bexley: A New Voice in Rock

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If you haven’t heard of Bexley yet, you might want to take notice.


If you haven’t heard of Bexley yet, you might want to take notice. The 21-year-old artist has been featured by Loudwire, Nylon, and Alternative Press. She’s also been featured on Spotify’s New Noise playlist. From Seattle, Bexley resides in Los Angeles now, but her northwest roots helped develop her sound in some big ways. Alternative Addiction talked with Bexley about her early start in music, her influences, her new single “Run Rabbit Run” and her upcoming EP that will be released in 2019.

Bexley might be young, but she’s already planted into the grind of playing music on the road firmly with both feet. When she was still in high school she was playing over 130 shows a year. Like most artists, her love of music started when she was a kid before it grew into a full-blown passion when she was a teenager.

“I grew up listening to the Beatles," said Bexley of her influences in the interview. "I love them, and my dad got me hooked on Led Zeppelin. At 13, I heard Alice in Chains for the first time and it changed my life. I loved harmonies and I love singing harmonies. When I heard Alice in Chains that was like the holy grail of cool harmonies for me.”

Bexley is a huge Alice in Chains fan and they’ve shaped her sound, but so have a couple of other high-profile acts.



“I first tried to emulate what Layne Staley was doing. Then, I gravitated towards Chris Cornell because his voice was so beautiful, and he was able to do so many things. I give a lot of credit to him for helping me find my voice. I’d sing along to his stuff and try and copy what he was doing. I found the growl in my voice by listening to Lizzy Hale, I would sing along to her songs and try and figure out how she was making that sound. Once it clicked, it was just there, I could do it.”

The voice is one thing, but the music is damn good too. Listening to “Run Rabbit Run”, it’s a song that showcases the chops of someone that’s well beyond her years in terms of both talent and songwriting. She got some help working on material for her upcoming EP and her single.

“I came down to L.A. and I met Aaron Edwards and we wrote together. I came to him with a lot of ideas and we expanded on those ideas. Our writing styles worked really well together.”

“We’re both from the Pacific Northwest. We gelled super well because of that. We have similar taste in music. Once we were writing songs, we’d both have the same idea, or he would have an alteration of my idea and it would work well when we were writing. He kept coming up with these cool parts to slip into songs to make them that much better.”

With the help of Edwards, Bexley is off to a start that would make any aspiring act salivate, but what we’re hearing and seeing out of Bexley is about 10% luck and 90% talent. Her music is unreal, and we can’t wait to hear more of what she has to offer when she releases her upcoming EP. Talking with her about that EP, we asked where “Run Rabbit Run” compares sonically to the other songs set to be featured on the set.

“I’d say it falls in the middle. There are a couple of songs that are a little heavier and then there are a couple of songs that aren’t as heavy but they’re more alternative. They all have the same type of vibe. We put my vocals through a lot of distortion to put different sounds on the songs to establish a common thread.”- aa



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Meet Bexley: A New Voice in Rock


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If you haven’t heard of Bexley yet, you might want to take notice.

If you haven’t heard of Bexley yet, you might want to take notice. The 21-year-old artist has been featured by Loudwire, Nylon, and Alternative Press. She’s also been featured on Spotify’s New Noise playlist. From Seattle, Bexley resides in Los Angeles now, but her northwest roots helped develop her sound in some big ways. Alternative Addiction talked with Bexley about her early start in music, her influences, her new single “Run Rabbit Run” and her upcoming EP that will be released in 2019.

Bexley might be young, but she’s already planted into the grind of playing music on the road firmly with both feet. When she was still in high school she was playing over 130 shows a year. Like most artists, her love of music started when she was a kid before it grew into a full-blown passion when she was a teenager.

“I grew up listening to the Beatles," said Bexley of her influences in the interview. "I love them, and my dad got me hooked on Led Zeppelin. At 13, I heard Alice in Chains for the first time and it changed my life. I loved harmonies and I love singing harmonies. When I heard Alice in Chains that was like the holy grail of cool harmonies for me.”

Bexley is a huge Alice in Chains fan and they’ve shaped her sound, but so have a couple of other high-profile acts.



“I first tried to emulate what Layne Staley was doing. Then, I gravitated towards Chris Cornell because his voice was so beautiful, and he was able to do so many things. I give a lot of credit to him for helping me find my voice. I’d sing along to his stuff and try and copy what he was doing. I found the growl in my voice by listening to Lizzy Hale, I would sing along to her songs and try and figure out how she was making that sound. Once it clicked, it was just there, I could do it.”

The voice is one thing, but the music is damn good too. Listening to “Run Rabbit Run”, it’s a song that showcases the chops of someone that’s well beyond her years in terms of both talent and songwriting. She got some help working on material for her upcoming EP and her single.

“I came down to L.A. and I met Aaron Edwards and we wrote together. I came to him with a lot of ideas and we expanded on those ideas. Our writing styles worked really well together.”

“We’re both from the Pacific Northwest. We gelled super well because of that. We have similar taste in music. Once we were writing songs, we’d both have the same idea, or he would have an alteration of my idea and it would work well when we were writing. He kept coming up with these cool parts to slip into songs to make them that much better.”

With the help of Edwards, Bexley is off to a start that would make any aspiring act salivate, but what we’re hearing and seeing out of Bexley is about 10% luck and 90% talent. Her music is unreal, and we can’t wait to hear more of what she has to offer when she releases her upcoming EP. Talking with her about that EP, we asked where “Run Rabbit Run” compares sonically to the other songs set to be featured on the set.

“I’d say it falls in the middle. There are a couple of songs that are a little heavier and then there are a couple of songs that aren’t as heavy but they’re more alternative. They all have the same type of vibe. We put my vocals through a lot of distortion to put different sounds on the songs to establish a common thread.”- aa


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