ORIGINALLY FROM CHINA, LEXIE BEGAN TO FIND A FOOTHOLD WITH A WESTERN AUDIENCE AFTER HER DEBUT PERFORMANCE 2017'S SXSW.
Her talent is definitely recognised with Asian audiences -- the young star scored in the top 4 of Korea’s 'K-Pop Star' TV competition, her hit 'Coco Made Me Do It' has seen more than 6 million plays in China, and she has released a music documentary with Robb Bank$, reaching 15 millions views on Weibo. A triple threat, Lexie kills it on stage with her singing, dancing and rapping talent.
TUNE IN TO LEXIE'S TOP TRACKS FROM OTHER ARTISTS THAT HAVE INSPIRED THEM TO PURSUE MUSIC.
Lexie Liu shows us her latest inspirations with her ‘What I’m About’ playlist. Check out Lexie’s favourite songs of late from hip hop and RnB that inspire her as a musician. While from China, her music taste is quite global.
YOU MADE A NAME FOR YOURSELF AT SXSW – ARE FESTIVAL APPEARANCES AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO SURPRISE NEW CROWDS?
Definitely. Performing at festivals is absolutely a great chance to show versatility because each artist can get a relatively long set to put together an unique repertoire. This can show a lot of different types of songs and different sides of artistry.
WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT YOUR INVOLVEMENT WITH SUPERDRYSOUNDS?
This is the first time that I’m gonna visit the UK! I’m bringing my bilingual R&B/Hip hop and EDM tracks to perform, and I hope the crowd will at least like one of them! Haha.
YOU CAN SING, DANCE AND RAP – WHAT CAME FIRST?
I think dancing came first. I’ve never been trained on how to sing and rap (like most I suppose) but I started taking dance lessons since I was four years old.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR SINGLE ‘COCO MADE ME DO IT’ - WHO’S COCO, AND WHAT DID COCO MAKE YOU DO?
Coco Lee is a female artist that gave me lots of inspiration. She made me work harder.
WHO ARE YOUR FAVOURITE ARTISTS AND INSPIRATIONS FROM THE UK?
Jorja Smith is my favorite UK artist.
DOES STYLE GO HAND-IN-HAND WITH YOUR ARTIST IMAGE?
I think so. My artist image matches the easy but sassy attitude of my style.
YOU’VE GOT A REALLY DISTINCTIVE INSTAGRAM FEED, SCRAPBOOK STYLE COLLAGES ETC – DO YOU TAKE PRIDE IN YOUR SOCIAL IMAGE AND ART?
I do -- however in the making of my feed I was just being myself, and I’ve always wanted to show the different sides of my personality.
DESCRIBE SUPERDRY IN THREE WORDS.
Youth, style, durability.